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Ape wrote

This is a good idea, you need a sustainable reason to use Linux.

One of the things I started doing when I made the switch is to have a base Linux box that does nothing except run Virtual Machines (both desktop and server) and separate all my activities into one VM per activity.

So I have a VM for web browsing, another for email, another for business etc. and different machines have different levels of security.

One reason I do this is "speed of recovery" - if there's a disaster all I ever need is my virtual machine backups and a new box and I'm back up and running again super fast. Running things this way also allows for a ton of experimentation, you can build and burn virtual machines and not have to worry about messing something up.


alqm wrote

Now that's something I never heard of anyone doing. Very cool.