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Good uses for virtual machines?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by tobacco, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. tobacco

    tobacco Registered Member

    Nov 3, 2008
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    I have VMWare and set up separate virtual machines for each of my projects. Mainly to help keep me focused and to keep everything isolated. For example right now I have separate virtual machines set up like this:

    • Autoblogging - All my autoblogs with passwords saved in Firefox and materials such as plugins and PLR articles are kept here
    • Macros - I have a custom ad posting macro set up so it can run and post ads in the background, while my main non-VM desktop is free for me to do whatever
    • Proxy access - I have TOR and FoxyProxy set up on this VM so I can do whatever I need to do that requires anonymity or frequent IP changes
    • Trial software - I use some trial software and created a snapshot of the machine right after I installed them. The intention is to rollback to the snapshot once the software's trial expires. I haven't tested this yet.

    That's how my VMs are set up. Does anyone else use virtual machines? What do you use it for?
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  2. Erik

    Erik Regular Member

    Dec 14, 2008
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    Monitoring my affiliate accounts.
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    That's actually a great tip. Us mac guess get the short end of the stick when it comes to tools, both white and black hat. I never thought to split up things in to multiple VM's.