wine virus story

Lei Zhang thestig at
Thu Mar 13 14:58:13 CDT 2008

On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 12:49 PM, L. Rahyen <research at> wrote:
>         Separate user is enough if you don't have world writable files in your
>  system. And of course user for such purpose shouldn't be in group(s) that
>  have write access to your personal or system files.
>         If you are unsure use VirtualBox ( ) - it's free and
>  open-source, or VMWare ( ) - it's not free.
>         On Debian (and probably Ubuntu) you can install VirtualBox by running "sudo
>  apt-get install virtualbox".
>         I do not recommend to use QEmu because it's less user friendly than
>  VirtualBox (BTW, VirtualBox is based on QEmu).

VMWare workstation is not free, but you can get both VMWare server and
VMWare player at no charge. It's  available from the Canonical
repositories as well:

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