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Subjectseems interesting -nt- maybe overkill but i will look into it Reply to this message
Posted bySilentAce
Posted on10/23/08 07:01 PM



> Seriously, try a program called Deep Freeze. We use it at my college, and the
> program seems to work well. A user can even 'format' the hard drive, and upon
> rebooting everything is back to the way it was before.
>
> I might even be able to hook you up, if you're interested.
>
> From the website:
> Faronics Deep Freeze helps eliminate workstation damage and downtime by making
> computer configurations indestructible. Once Deep Freeze is installed on a
> workstation, any changes made to the computer—regardless of whether they are
> accidental or malicious—are never permanent. Deep Freeze provides immediate
> immunity from many of the problems that plague computers today—inevitable
> configuration drift, accidental system misconfiguration, malicious software
> activity, and incidental system degradation.
>
> Deep Freeze ensures computers are absolutely bulletproof, even when users have
> full access to system software and settings. Users get to enjoy a pristine and
> unrestricted computing experience, while IT personnel are freed from tedious
> helpdesk requests, constant system maintenance, and continuous configuration
> drift.
>
>
>
>
>
> > > 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
> > > 2E2X1.net
> > > TeamDrunk.net
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> > one can never destroy the power of evil
> >
>
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>
>


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Subject  Posted byPosted On
*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