Was trying to convince friends to switch to Linux Mint or Peppermint for whatever they do on the internet, and run Big-Brother malware Windows in VM's only and for offline tasks mainly. Host would be Windows initially to avoid linux installation troubles. In the future it could be linux too, in a usb flash drive. VMware workstation player seems reasonable but is not open-source. Virtualbox is missing USB support. What are some other options for newbies? Ability to run Windows guests is essential.