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Stan James
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Does anybody use a VM on their desktop or laptop machine? I'm thinking I might like a clean Windows XP image that I can boot from for day-to-day use. If it gets spyware and viruses I just shut it down and restart it from the image. I believe I read that Bruce Schneier and the serious security crowd run this way and don't even bother with virus scanners.
 
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I use VMware on my laptop because I need to run some programs that is only available with Linux, while everything else is Windows.

Be careful with running Windows in a VM. I believe you may need a license to do so -- as it is a different copy than what booted your computer.

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i use an older version of virtual pc...works for my needs. i've heard a lot of good things about vmware.
 
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