Planet13 - 11:19 pm on Sep 24, 2013 (gmt 0)
Hi there, dstiles:
Thanks for your response. Unfortunately I am not sure I understand exactly the implications of what you are saying though...
"Also remember that running XP from wine or any other vmware MAY still render the computer vulnerable to online exploits."
1) Are ALL windows-based application vulnerable when run on linux via Wine?
I don't want to run XP but hope that I can run a few apps that I already own (like photoshop 7, illustrator 9, Quickbooks point of sale, Notepad++, etc., ) under Wine WITHOUT causing any security holes.
So if I don't run XP under linux VM, but instead run the .exe apps under wine, will I be safe?
2) Follow up: It sounds like you are saying that Office 2003 will be vulnerable no matter what / how it is run. Is that right?
Ideally, I will eventually be wiping Windows off of my four machines and using ONLY Linux. But until then I would prefer for them to be dual boot until I am sure that a couple of critical applications can 1) either run under Wine, or 2) can be replaced by a suitable / better true linux replacement.
Those apps are:
QuickBooks Point Of Sale(POS)Multi Storefront
Quicken Home And Business 2011
"You may well find Kate or Geany to be a better option that notepad."
Ahh... I am talking about Notepad++
Not the default Windows notepad / textpad