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  1. Thread: BW and Linux

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    getting started with Linux

    Generally, it is best to choose a system on the basis of (1) compatibility with the application packages you intend to run and (2) support. Whatever your associates are running is the system you...
  2. Thread: BW and Linux

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    a firewall is limited in its ability to protect

    A firewall is of relatively little benefit to the user, unless he has a full-time Internet connection (i.e., cable or DSL) with a static IP address. With dial-up and with most cable and DSL...
  3. Thread: BW and Linux

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    best give the boot to "dual boot"

    Dual-boot is fine, unless the system is used to access the Internet. The trouble with a dual-boot system is that, when Window$ is running, all partitions of all drives are susceptible to attack. I...
  4. Thread: BW and Linux

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    cx office pro + debian

    For about a year now, I've been running BW5 under VMware Workstation 4.0 on a Pentium system with Debian (2.4 kernel). The arrangement has been serviceable, though leaving something to be desired....
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