[LINK] Vista: Why you shouldn't upgrade yet

Craig Sanders cas at taz.net.au
Wed Jan 31 12:55:51 AEDT 2007

On Wed, Jan 31, 2007 at 11:55:40AM +1100, Howard Lowndes wrote:
> >4. dual boot. run linux for almost everything, and windows ONLY for
> >those things that you have no choice for.
> >
> >and the obvious alternative to that is:
> >
> >5. vmware/qemu/xen/etc - run linux and windows on the same computer
> >at the same time. with linux as the host OS, your windows apps would
> >run at only a slight speed penalty.
> ...and with the same security penalty...

true. but if you need to run MYOB (or whatever) and have no viable
alternative, then it's better to do it like 4 or 5 above than to run
windows for everything. minimise the exposure/risk .

of course, if you can find an alternative that your accountant can cope
with (perhaps gnucash or SQL Ledger) then you're better off running

i suspect that there are very few applications which can't be replaced
with already existing FOSS substitutes/equivalents.


craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au>           (part time cyborg)

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