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Windows 7: 2 Windows installations. One for Internet usage.

11 Dec 2014   #11
amoretam

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
If you want to install 2 Windows, you need 2 different license keys. And in Windows you are never safe from malware.

A better idea is to install a Linux OS in a virtual partition. In Linux malware is quasi an unknown. I recommend Mint Mate because it looks very similar to Windows - only nicer. Here is how you install it.

And here is how it looks like - but that is a version running from a USB3 flash drive. It looks the same though as it would look in a virtual partition.
this sounds very interesting, ... are you saying I could have internet in my most sophisticated system and be free from malware and stuff, ..? or maybe a lot safer?
thanks a lot


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11 Dec 2014   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

First of all, with Linux you never get any malware. Linux users don't even bother to install an AV program. There have been some noises recently about malware attacking corporate servers. But malware for individual installations is quasi unheard of.

A second advantage of a Virtual installation - under VMware Player, the whole virtual system is just a folder. You copy that folder to some safe place, it's like an image - I do that every time there is some major update of my virtual system. Should something happen to the virtual machine, you just scrap it and roll in the backup folder.

The third advantage is that you can flip between your host system and the virtual system with 1 click. You can even have several virtual systems running at the same time. Figure that each virtual Linux system needs 1GB of RAM and 1 core.

Here is a demo I once made running several virtual systems at the same time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1a7x-_uhnc
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11 Dec 2014   #13
amoretam

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
First of all, with Linux you never get any malware. Linux users don't even bother to install an AV program. There have been some noises recently about malware attacking corporate servers. But malware for individual installations is quasi unheard of.

A second advantage of a Virtual installation - under VMware Player, the whole virtual system is just a folder. You copy that folder to some safe place, it's like an image - I do that every time there is some major update of my virtual system. Should something happen to the virtual machine, you just scrap it and roll in the backup folder.

The third advantage is that you can flip between your host system and the virtual system with 1 click. You can even have several virtual systems running at the same time. Figure that each virtual Linux system needs 1GB of RAM and 1 core.

Here is a demo I once made running several virtual systems at the same time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1a7x-_uhnc
Awesome!! Wow this is kind of a secret! Could I even watch porn and no virus? Upss
Thanks a lot
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11 Dec 2014   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah, porn without trichinosis too.
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