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Moka5 virtual PCs for VMWare Fusion debut

updated 07:55 pm EST, Wed December 19, 2007

Moka5 for Mac OS X

Moka5, the desktop virtualization services company has announced a preview of its Moka5 for Mac OS X, which allows users running VMware Fusion to also run Moka5's LivePC virtual machines, which include advanced virtualization features such as self-healing, user data protection, and automatic updates. The Moka5 LivePC Library gives VMware Fusion users immediate access to a large selection of fully configured LivePCs including Ubuntu Linux, SuSE Linux, and FreeBSD. Free LivePCs have been created for many popular applications such as Ladybug LivePC, a kid-safe Web browser, Fearless Browser for anonymous browsing, Quake action games, and Ubuntu evaluation.

The upcoming beta release of Moka5 for Mac, targeted for early 2008, will allow the same LivePC to be carried between Windows and Mac computers using portable storage such as a USB drive or an iPod. With the Moka5 for Mac beta, users will enjoy a consistent computing environment between home and work using almost any X86 desktop or laptop.

Company officials say: "Want to test drive the Linux operating system and software pre-installed on the new $199 Walmart PC? Download the community contributed gOS LivePC. Want to learn more about the One Laptop Per Child computer? Check out the One Laptop Per Child LivePC to experience for yourself the laptop that MIT Media Lab's Nicholas Negroponte is trying to provide to children around the world."

Moka5 for Mac OS X requires an Intel-based Mac running Tiger 10.4 or Leopard 10.5 and VMware Fusion 1.1.

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