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Windows 7: Windows XP diehards: Can you survive the April 2014 deadline?

10 Jul 2013   #71

Windows 7 Pro 64bit

Windows 7 is on mainstream support until January of 2015, so that means IE11 will be released for Windows 7

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10 Jul 2013   #72

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thank you xBlueRobot and Lady Fitzgerald for your concern.
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11 Jul 2013   #73

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
...The HOST machine will keep the VM isolated...

I'm not so sure about that.
Hi there
It's actually VERY HARD to access a VM if you set something like HOST ONLY networking (an option in VMware workstation) -- that way the rest of the network is unaware of the VM's existence - it will only be seen on the HOST.

If this is STILL a matter of concern then you don't even need to connect the HOST to a network or the Internet so contamination of the VM will be almost impossible.

For the typical applications that the VM is being used for I don't really see "hacking" or Virus infections as being of any consequence whatsoever - especially if the VM is essentially running very specialized legacy applications on ancient hardware which might have been around long before the young hacker was even BORN. !!!

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