In my view, Light Virtualization and Snapshot software are both invaluable computer utilities. Using them for the first time is often a one-way street: Once you familiarize yourself with their features and benefits, you may end up wondering how on earth you have managed to cope for so long without them. It is hard to explain to the uninitiated the almost intoxicating degree of control over your system's setup and security, which such utilities offer. As a rule people normally don't 'get' any of this until they actually start using such software themselves.
Some people only use LV programs while others prefer the Snapshot variety. Personally I believe that the full benefit can only be experienced from a combination of both technologies. I use snapshot programs because they offer an unrivalled degree of control over my system's setup and configuration. On top of that I have added Light Virtualization for the added bonus of its excellent resistance against zero-day malware threats.
Some LV apps are brilliant against sophisticated threats, and their ability to fully contain and undo certain sturdy malware infections makes them a perfect supplement to snapshot applications. I use LV software for the purpose of providing greater overall system security, a final safety net against infections that snapshot programs alone wouldn't be able to handle and contain. Both of these technologies are indispensable to me and I couldn't imagine any of my computers left without the unique benefits of such software.
I hope that you have enjoyed this introduction to those very useful software technologies. Within the next few articles I will be exploring the best LV/IRS software solutions currently available, with special focus on their features, functionality and limitations.
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