[funsec] Daughter's computer

Drsolly drsollyp at drsolly.com
Thu Apr 27 10:58:22 CDT 2006

On Thu, 27 Apr 2006, Brian Loe wrote:

> That's certainly an option - and virtual pc software is now,
> essentially, free - so why not?
> Well, there is a lot of overhead in running an OS on top of an OS,
> especially when the pay off is just web browsing.
> Perhaps you should just invest in some decent anti-virus software and

Is there some? I'm not too keen on installing software that's been written 
and tested and distributed in less than 24 hours.

> point her to the various adware and spybot cleaners available - which
> are also free. 

In my experince of a driveby, cleaners didn't and I had to reinstall. And 
Microsoft says the same. I rather like the idea of following the Microsoft 
recommendation and reinstall Windows, even though in this case, it means 
I'll be installing Linux (if I can talk her into it).

> For beginners who aren't stupid I often point them to
> the Langa List (www.langalist.com). Its not for everyone but I've
> found people with zero experience to people with 20 years experience
> can both enjoy it and learn something from it.
> On 4/27/06, Blanchard_Michael at emc.com <Blanchard_Michael at emc.com> wrote:
> >  Surfing the internet through a VMWare session that can be reverted back to a previous snapshot at the click of a button is also a good way to go.  She can have all her important data on the host OS, and then when she wants to head on the I'net just open up the VMWare session and off she goes.  Doesn't matter what piece of scumware comesdown, she can simply click on the "revert" button and presto Changeo! Nice pristine OS again and she doesn't have to learn a no OS :-)
> >

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