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.
Naturally them write about it on the TCL forum too. I don't use TCL
but I admire how small it is. _________________ I use Google Search on Puppy Forum
not an ideal solution though
Joined: 20 May 2006 Posts: 6426 Location: Auckland, New Zealand
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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