[Dshield] Is this normal?

Mercy Mercymail at mindspring.com
Mon Jun 24 20:54:55 GMT 2002


Thanks for the tip, Ed.  I'll definetly look into it.

Mercy (who's beginning to get the idea in her head that linux isn't such a
bad idea lol)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ed Truitt" <ed.truitt at etee2k.net>
To: <list at dshield.org>
Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2002 11:52 AM
Subject: Re: [Dshield] Is this normal?


> Actually, if you are using Win98, and you have a powerful enough system,
you
> might want to look at a program called VMWare.  It allows you to run one
OS
> as a "guest" under another (for example, in your case Win98 as a guest
under
> Linux.)
> This would allow you to use the better (IMHO) security features of Linux,
> such as the kernel-level firewall (Netfilter/IPTABLES) (no MS-bashing
> intended - remember, I am comparing Linux to Win98 here!)  Also, as VMWARE
> supports the concept of a "virtual disk", if you manage to get your Win98
> installation corrupted you can simply erase the file (which contains the
> disk image) and restore from a previously backed-up version.
>
> One caveat:  VMWare will allow you to run Win9x as a "guest" OS.  It runs
on
> WinNT 4.0, Win2K, WinXP, and Linux as the host OS.
>
> I have used this at work (it is GREAT for a development environment), and
am
> getting ready to migrate my Win9X home box to this configuration, as well.
>
> Regards,
> -EdT.
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mercy" <Mercymail at mindspring.com>
> To: <list at dshield.org>
> [snip]
> > I'd definetly switch to linux then. (Still would like to switch to
linux,
> > but that means i'd have to give up so many programs i use that aren't
made
> > for lin.)
> [snip]
>
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