Need opinions: Desktop Virtualization (for Win98), do they offer real protection?

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  1. R2D2

    R2D2 Registered Member

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    I found other desktop virtualization programs (Win98 compatible), but I'm not sure if they offer the same protection like a REAL desktop virtualization tool and would like opinions or advice on some of them.

    I found these from several download sites, any opinions?:
    http://www.kaolay.com/
    http://www3.nf.sympatico.ca/byronm/dm.html
    http://keir.net/bosskey.html
    http://www.shelltoys.com/virtual_desktop/index.html
    http://www.hexagora.com/home.htm
    http://www.astonshell.com/altdesk/
    http://www.chimera.hu/virtual_desktop/
    http://www.desktopplus.com/
    http://www.ajivasoft.com/super-x-desktop.htm

    Thanks!
    Jeff
     
  2. dat_dude

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    Re: Need opinions: Desktop Virtualization (for Win9:cool:, do they offer real protection

    i only used dexpotand heard of virtaul dimension never heard of any of those are they all free that u listed?
     
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    Re: Need opinions: Desktop Virtualization (for Win9:cool:, do they offer real protection

    can someone fix the link in my post.
     
  4. spm

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    Re: Need opinions: Desktop Virtualization (for Win9:cool:, do they offer real protection

    R2D2,

    It seems you have confused virtualization (a security concept designed to contain the damage malicious software can do to your system) with virtual desktops, which provide a desktop canvas that is much larger than your actual screen resolution, allowing you to manage and switch between different 'desktops'.
     
  5. R2D2

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    Re: Need opinions: Desktop Virtualization (for Win9:cool:, do they offer real protection

    Hello spm,

    I did see the term virtual desktop on some of those website links in my initial post, I thought it meant the same as virtualization. Thanks for clearing that up for me!:) This virtualization concept is new to me and I'm learning about it...interesting stuff.

    Do these virtual desktops get integrated into the operating system, or do they "float" above it like in virtualization?

    Regards,
    Jeff
     
  6. withstupid

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    Re: Need opinions: Desktop Virtualization (for Win9:cool:, do they offer real protection

    u have to try them out for urself.
     
  7. R2D2

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    Re: Need opinions: Desktop Virtualization (for Win9:cool:, do they offer real protection

    Wow! Such amazing advice and contribution!
     
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    Re: Need opinions: Desktop Virtualization (for Win9:cool:, do they offer real protection

    Virtual desktops aren't isolated from the rest of the system at all, the only thing they really do is offer you more desktop space.. sort of like the next best thing to having a dual-display. Basically you could have a set of windows open for research on one desktop, then you'd switch to another desktop to do other stuff without disturbing the windows you're using for research. It's just a way of managing open windows, really, and would not offer any protection.
     
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    Re: Need opinions: Desktop Virtualization (for Win9:cool:, do they offer real protection

    Thanks Notok, I see how it works now.
    Just the info I needed :)
    They're a neat concept.

    Jeff
     
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