Category Archives: How To

How To: VMWare ESXi5 Basic setup


I’m going to show the quick and easy installation of VMWare’s hypervisor, in this case ESXi5. ESXi5 is the foundation to building a cloud platform. This is a bare metal hypervisor which means it installs directly onto the host machines hardware. You may need to check compatibility but in most instances it will install on any machine so long as the minimum requirements are met. You can find specific answers and helpful links on the VMWare site and elsewhere fully explaining its features. The current FAQ is located here.

Lets get started.

Continue reading How To: VMWare ESXi5 Basic setup

How To: XBMC for PC (v11 “Eden”)

How to install XBMC for Windows 7 PC

*Setup in v12 Frodo is nearly identical. Skin settings have relocated to appearance, but is otherwise similar enough to not make a new guide.

Alright, now that XBMC v11 “Eden” is out here is the new tutorial:

Download the correct version of XBMC here:
For help and a full documentation see:

Continue reading How To: XBMC for PC (v11 “Eden”)

XBMC for PC (v10 “Dharma”)

XBMC for Windows 7 PC: how to


XBMC is a great multi-platform media center program. It can run on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and the old XBOX1. XBMC is highly customizable, plays nearly every type of media file, and users can install add-ons for nearly every conceivable function or feature they would want a media center to perform. One of my favorite features is that XBMC keeps track of what you watch and when you stopped watching. Smart Playlists are another great way to keep track of an ever growing media collection. Recently I’ve been enjoying the growing list of media streaming add-ons. I could go on and on for days so lets just cut to the installation process.

Continue reading XBMC for PC (v10 “Dharma”)