Safe to run Linux inside vm in Win 10?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by intelarmamd, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. intelarmamd

    intelarmamd MDL Junior Member

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    Just wish to know if it is safe to run Linux in a virtual machine in Windows 10? By safe I mean save from Win 10 telemetry/spying? :g:
     
  2. deadock

    deadock MDL Novice

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    Windows 10 will make your PC explode and the telemetry app will call the cops on you for being a terrorist.
     
  3. frepsz

    frepsz MDL Junior Member

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    Unsafe, as you have windows running as a host. If you want safe, boot linux natively.
     
  4. Garbellano

    Garbellano MDL Addicted

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    that .
     
  5. Foreseenothe

    Foreseenothe MDL Novice

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    Disconnect yourself from Internet, get rid of your smartphone, or any technology. Now you are safe!
     
  6. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    Is it ever safe to run Linux?
     
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  7. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    no ..............
     
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  8. ruuu7

    ruuu7 MDL Junior Member

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    Nope. BIOS isn't Unix... :p
     
  9. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    I know you feel better saying that. But linux being safer than windows is a fact.

    Was a fact in the last decade, is even more actual now when the problem isn't to be protected by a random hacker, but by MS itself.
     
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  10. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Yes, now that I've fixed that for you :D
     
  11. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    Microsoft, my OS, and I work hand-in-hand to create a smooth, pleasant operating experience. :tasty:
     
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  12. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Yes like in Vichy's France, when some French people worked hand to hand with Nazis, to make them more comfortable:D
     
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  13. rpo

    rpo MDL Addicted

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    FYI, these people are called "collaborators".
     
  14. JumpyJim

    JumpyJim MDL Novice

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    I'll happily stick with Windows 10 LTSB, as for Linux itself being 'safe' ? hxxp://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2994&_utm_source=1-2-2
     
  15. thorin0815

    thorin0815 MDL Senior Member

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    Isn't Microsoft collaborating with the NSA for example? :D
     
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  16. thorin0815

    thorin0815 MDL Senior Member

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    #16 thorin0815, Feb 21, 2016
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    Of course you are safer with Windows with dozens of new virusses, rootkits and malware every day and security holes which are patched a month after they know off them.

    No modern OS is really safe!

    btw: Mint is not Linux, Mint is just ONE Linux distribution.
     
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  17. JumpyJim

    JumpyJim MDL Novice

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    Well that's my point, as you said, no modern OS is safe.