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Re: [SLE] Win4Lin Pro: Will it keep XP and IE6 vulnerabities secure from attack?
  • From: Silviu Marin-Caea <silviu_marin-caea@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2005 10:46:00 +0200
  • Message-id: <200503021046.00163.silviu_marin-caea@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 02 March 2005 05:09, AndyYankovich wrote:
> On Feb 21 Win4Lin announced its new Pro edition, saying Windows 2000 and
> Win XP applications can now be used safely by Linux users without fear
> of Microsoft's virus prone operating system affecting Linux computers.
> One part of the announcement is quoted as follows:

The idea is if you use Windows stuff (IE) only for your local work (you don't
define a network interface in win4lin) you're safe.

What they meant was that if you use IE from under win4lin to browse the net
and happen to catch spyware&malware, it won't affect your linux system, it
will only affect your Windows inside win4lin.

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