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Saving MS windows with LINUX

Posted 07-27-2011 at 09:47 PM by rahulkya

1.Keep a Linux distro whether Live or Installed to save your windows. A Linux system is free from window viruses so before inserting a Pendrive into windows insert into the linux system and copy,cut and paste only the desired file or folder. In most of the cases you can easily see viruses in a Pen Drive like autorun.inf kinda stuff.It also helps in rescue or repair of windows.

2. If you are die hard internet surfer then I recommend a virtual setup for net surfing. Means if you go lots of unrecognized sites then they can put you in danger. In that case install virtualbox or vmware workstation then put your new copy of windows in it. Then surf net in it .
If any wrong happens you will have nothing to fear about. Just delete that virtual windows. Make sure your you keep a copy of that virtual drive before any wrong happens{Just needed one time}. If you want this virtual OS to be more secure/stable then install linux in it to browse the net while surfing the unsafe contents [u know what i mean]. Linux mint is recommended as it has all codecs preinstalled to browse or play the contents like flash ...
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    That's why virtual machines have snapshots. Create an initial snap shot of the drive before doing anything with it then roll back every once in a while. Actually, if you have an internet browsing VM, might as well use Linux on it. Then you don't have to worry as much. The real question is what to do with sharing data between the two for saving files. Do you expose a file share or not? I would say not and just use wget from windows to get any files you need.

    Really though, the problem is the design of the home computer in general. The filesystem it self should support seeding and snapshots and windows should run with one license under a hypervisor.

    But most of that is too complicated for most to understand so it will never happen.
    Posted 07-28-2011 at 12:43 PM by lumak lumak is offline
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    Posted 07-31-2011 at 02:12 PM by peonuser peonuser is offline
    Updated 07-31-2011 at 02:17 PM by peonuser


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