VProbes attempts to provide a set of tools for answering the question, "What the heck is this computer doing?" It's an open-ended question, so vprobes is accordingly open-ended, as well. In its current form, it provides an interactive, safe way of instrumenting a running VM at any level: from user-level processes down to the kernel, and even into VMware's VMM and hypervisor, if need be.
First, we are aiming to provide a Dtrace-like tool for other commercially important operating systems than Solaris. Second, VProbes can combine with other virtualization-based techniques in powerful ways. For example, VProbes and deterministic replay combine to make the most potent tool that I'm aware of for debugging intermittent performance anomalies.
- Built in Anti-Phishing protection.
- Search suggestions now appear with search history in the search box for Google and Yahoo!
- Support for client-side session and persistent storage
- Changes to tabbed browsing behavior
- Search plugin manager for removing and re-ordering search engines
- Better support for previewing and subscribing to web feeds
- New microsummaries feature for bookmarks
- Inline spell checking in text boxes
- Automatic restoration of your browsing session if there is a crash
- New combined and improved Add-Ons manager for extensions and themes
- Extended search plugin format
- Updates to the extension system to provide enhanced security and to allow for easier localization of extensions
- Support for SVG text using svg:textPath
Step by Step
- Download Bon Echo Alpha 3
- Obtain Altiris personal use license. You don't have to input your e-mail address on the download form (unless you want to). Kudos to Altiris for this.
- Download Alitiris Software Virtualization Solution
- Install SVS by unzipping the download and double-clicking the Software_virtualization_Agent.msi.
- Make sure to check the Software Virtualization Admin Tool box, we will be using it later to create our own custom Bon Echo layer.
- Reboot (it is Windows after all)
- Open the Altiris Software Admin and select File -> Create New Layer.
- On the Create New Layer dialog, select "Install application" and click Next.
- Enter Bon Echo Alpha 3 as the Layer name and click Next.
- Make sure Single program capture is selected, then browse to where you saved the Bon Echo Setup alpha 3.exe. Parameters can be left blank. Click Next.
- Verify the information you entered is correct and click "Finish".
- Proceed through the Bon Echo Setup as normal. You can leave the defaults as is.
- When you reach the final screen, right click on the Altiris Capture tray icon (yellow lightning bolt) and select Stop Capture.