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: Warning: Windows may reformat non-Windows partitions with no warning during boot. We recommend keeping strong backups and controlling when Windows Update runs. See [http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/08/windows-10-anniversary-update-delete-partition OMGUbuntu's article] for end user experiences. Windows is a ubiquitous desktop environment for home computing, still compromising the majority of the market. The AniNIX hosts a virtualized Windows host to access the tools and software developed for that OS.

Etymology

The Windows host is named for the OS it runs.

Capacity and Components

Windows' components are provided by Microsoft. Category:Microsoft The Windows host is granted networking, USB assignments, the GTX 760 pair, 2TB of storage, 8 GB RAM, and 4 cores from Forge2.

Hosted Services and Entities

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Customization

There is a desktop theme available to skin the Windows desktop environment in the same fashion as ShadowArch, the WebServer and the Wiki. Download it from [https://aninix.net/aninix.deskthemepack this link].

Standard Packages

Available from [https://aninix.net/wolfpack WolfPack's repo]:

  • SeaMonkey Browser
    • Chrome Browser can be used in place of SeaMonkey or in addition to support Chromecasts.
  • PuTTY Terminal Emulator
  • WinSCP File Transfer
  • Launchy to emulate Linux Alt+F2 running
  • VNC viewer
  • Xming X11 server
  • DaemonTools Lite for mounting ISO's.

Hypervisor Role

A Hypervisor should also be deployed.

  • A Windows 10 Pro license offers Hyper-V, which allows enterprise-style VM availability
  • VMWare Workstation or VirtualBox are also alternatives.

Work Role Packages

  • WebEx
  • AnyConnect
  • One productivity suite from:
    • LibreOffice
    • Microsoft Office
  • Notepad++

Connections

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Additional Reference

Remember the following things when dealing with Windows:

  • Windows updates and upgrades stand a very good chance of being destructive to other systems and itself. Never upgrade without a backup, and everything installed on Windows should have an independent recovery plan. See Games#Recovery for an example.
  • Windows tries to send data to Microsoft. Check account settings to opt out.
  • Always disable autorun to help slow malware.

Unified Credentials

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