OT: Microsoft is really annoying
richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Fri Apr 16 14:56:14 EDT 2010
On 16/04/2010 21:05, J. Landman Gay wrote:
> Bernard Devlin wrote:
>> I think all Windows installations must be assumed to be toxic.
> Yes, that's the assumption I use too. It's also the reason I'm so much
> in favor of running Windows in a virtual machine. In Parallels (and
> maybe other emulators too, I'm not sure,) you can set a sort of
> bookmark for the current state of the machine, and when you're done
> working you can revert to that state. That removes anything that's
> been installed on the virutal hard drive since the state was set.
> So I run Windows virtually, keep no important data on it, use it only
> for testing Rev apps and creating installers, and never use it to for
> email or web browsing. I've got virus detection software installed but
> it has never identified any malware. Rev's direct internet access
> works fine and I don't mess with anything else internet-related. So
> far, so good, and I haven't had to revert to the saved state yet.
I run XP on a heap of old junk (Well; a COMPAQ Pentium 3, 256 MB RAM);
headlessly - administered via my G4 Mac;
it has no internet connexion and is ONLY there for checking Windows builds.
Nevertheless I am already, after 3 months, getting endless error
messages in the middle of the Desktop. I really
wonder whether it is worth the effort reinstalling!
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