hello all, I'm thinking at new config for my computer, looking for maximum security. now I use Jetico BestCrypt volume encryption to encrypt an entire partition used for reserved data. for backup, I use syncbackse pro to mirror files to another partition, encrypting them one by one. after reading castlecops advices, I decided to improve security on my pc, using vmware to virtualize working machine. keep in mind that I'd need to remotely control the machines: virtual one, but could be needed also the physical. here are my questions: - how vmware impact on performance using browser, office apps, usb devices file transfer, dvd burning and video/music players? how on network file transfers? (all data from/to virtual machine moved throught network folder sharing) -how can schedule regular backups for virtual machine? which software use? -which is the best solution between encrypt virtual disk or put virtual disk file on encrypted partition? -is better to use windows xp pro or windows 2003?