Windows is not a secure environment for running the Bitcoin client. Malware has already been crafted to steal the target's bitcoin wallet. By running the bitcoin client inside a Virtual Machine, malware will have a more difficult time accessing your wallet file.
BitcoinVM is a VirtualBox Virtual Machine (VM) image designed for Windows users of Bitcoin. The VM is based on Tiny Core Linux and the Bitcoin client version 0.3.21.
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Posted: Tue 28 Jun 2011, 21:15 Post subject:
I think the main point is that using Linux makes you more secure. So they should really just get rid of Windows instead of running a virtual machine on top of it. _________________ DEATH TO SPREADSHEETS
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