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Subjecthe is getting his own pc -mt- just wondering what now Reply to this message
Posted bySilentAce
Posted on10/23/08 11:58 AM

I have an old 1.8ghz lieing around for him with i think 1gb of ram and a 6800gt or something in it (over kill for reader rabbit lol) but anyways... the only thing i am wanting to protect from is destroying system files and putting viruses on the network. Porn i could really give two shits about but with porn comes viruses (or at least more likely when browsing sites like that).

> The P in PC stands for "Personal" and I don't like anybody else using my box.
> It's not so much because I'm worried of somebody finding some stuff theey
> shouldn't, but more because nobody resists the temptation to install whatever
> stupid programs they normally use. Plus if something goes wrong I have no idea
> what was installed so it's much harder to do the cleanup.
> So for me the best solution is to have another PC. Sure it's some expense but it
> doesn't have to be the most powerful box out there. WinXP now runs on pretty
> cheap hardware. If that box goes to hell then you wipe out the HDD, reinstall
> and voila good to go again.
> The other solution would be to setup a VM. Personally I run VMWare with Ubuntu
> (which you can do for free as the VM Player and the Ubuntu "virtual appliance"
> are both freely available). Only downside is that you need quite a bunch of RAM.
> In both situations the ability to clean up all by reverting to a saved backup is
> really helpful. When it's not your PC, it's very annoying to have to spend time
> doing tech support.
> The third thing you could do is use a LiveCD - you reboot the PC with it, and
> you get a fully powered PC that's mostly unbreakable. For storage you can use an
> external HDD.
> [download a life]

Just Another Miller

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*Anyone have young kids?  SilentAce10/23/08 06:29 AM
.*Install Linux, use Windows in a VM  Halcyon10/23/08 10:33 PM
..*Of course you can  Snowball 210/23/08 11:48 PM
...*Dude  Halcyon10/24/08 06:29 PM
....*It's getting there (but it hasn't yet arrived)  Snowball 210/24/08 08:17 PM
.....*Re: It's getting there (but it hasn't yet arrived)  Halcyon10/27/08 00:49 AM
.*Re: Anyone have young kids?  VmprHntrD10/23/08 08:42 PM
..*Why don't you have a seat over there *nt*  wildcat10/23/08 09:23 PM
.*Re: Anyone have young kids?  Cereal Killer10/23/08 11:15 AM
..*yeah will probably do that -nt-  SilentAce10/23/08 12:03 PM
.*i would just buy a new machine for him.  Ti-BOne10/23/08 10:19 AM
.*3 solutions  newsdee10/23/08 09:07 AM
...he is getting his own pc -mt- just wondering what now  SilentAce10/23/08 11:58 AM
...*some more options  newsdee10/23/08 07:21 PM
....*Re: some more options  SilentAce10/23/08 07:36 PM
...*block ie, install firefox. -nt- problem solved. (for most part)  Ti-BOne10/23/08 01:11 PM
....*Re: block ie, install firefox. -nt- problem solved. (for most part)  itchyNADZ10/23/08 03:22 PM
.....*seems interesting -nt- maybe overkill but i will look into it  SilentAce10/23/08 07:01 PM
..*Don't forget the program Deep Freeze -nT-  itchyNADZ10/23/08 09:27 AM