> 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
> > 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
> > In both situations the ability to clean up all by reverting to a saved backup
> > really helpful. When it's not your PC, it's very annoying to have to spend
> > 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
> > external HDD.
> > [download a life]
> Just Another Miller
one can never destroy the power of evil