Steve Fogal wrote:Until someone else answers, I believe a 'dual boot' is an option of what you'd want to isolate those above mentions. Also there are 'User' profiles as well that can be created, which I believe they also isolate...not sure as much of isolation as a dual boot gives.
I used to do a dual boot for a long time. It was kind of a hastle, so you have to ask yourself if it's worth it. When I was raising a family, we created user profiles on the family machine...every user has their own custom 'Desk Top'.
A 'Partition' as far as I know, is only a way of separating area's of your hard drive(s) or dividing hard a drive into sections, so that they 'appear' as separate physical drives (but they're not), each with their own assigned drive letters. But I don't see this as 'isolation'.
Personally, I just use a separate machine for anything internet. You can't better isolation than that.
Thanks, Jarno! I have been looking at what I think is one of those, http://raincomputers.com/rainzone/ . It sounds reasonable, though I **think** the weak link is when one downloads files, as they have to be stored on the real machine.Jarno wrote:How about running "general use" system in a virtual machine (like Sun's VirtualBox)?
Yutaka wrote:I think W7 is very safe, if you :
W7 & W8 are said to be more secure than OS X, though, and I seriously doubt that you need to worry about viruses like on XP.
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