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Comment Re:Windows virtual machine? (Score 1) 54

You download and install VirtualBox. You define a new virtual machine (File -> New) for the operating system you want to run as a virtual machine. You define it's memory, ethernet, HDD size, etc. You attach the operating system ISO file to the virtual optical drive of the new virtual machine you created and then you start it. It installs the operating system as normal and now you have an operating system in a window in your physical operating system. That's it. Hardly wizardry.

Comment Re:Cable Too Greedy! (Score 1) 127

I know! All Americans seem to have, like, massive cable bills. I get Netflix for £5.99 pcm, my broadband for £49 pcm (including line rental and an actual landline telephone) and whatever Amazon Prime goes for a year these days...£80 a year? Can't remember. I don't get Sky or anything but it's not that expensive. It's weird.

Comment Re:People that have like (Score 1) 281

"but there still is one huge problem for regular people and linux, and that's when you incorrectly shut-down most linux distro's you'll actually destroy your OS ~ install ubuntu (non-virtualized) and force shutdown (for proof)" This, friends and neighbours, is just so much bullshit. You have no idea what you're talking about.

Comment Re:Three words: Network Address Translation (Score 1) 166

Yup, this is exactly what I do. I'm with Be (now part of Sky) and I get a static IP address for £20 pm. The BeBox (router) has all the capabilities for port forwarding although I found the interface to be dumbed down for firewall configuration which actually made it harder to set up for me :) Been running a CentOS server for all sorts of things for 5 years with no hassles from the ISP.

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