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Giveaway of the day — Hopedot VOS Security Edition

Hopedot VOS allows you to take your familiar PC environment to any PC anywhere without compromising the data security policy.
$69.00 EXPIRED
User rating: 272 (30%) 647 (70%) 97 comments

Hopedot VOS Security Edition was available as a giveaway on October 20, 2012!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$19.95
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Enhance any sound that comes out of your PC.

Hopedot VOS is virtualization software that enables users to run a virtual operating system similar to Windows OS directly on any removable storage device. Using Hopedot VOS, you can take your familiar PC environment with applications, private data, even desktop preference to any PC anywhere without compromising the data security policy.

Key features:

  • Easy-to-use Windows-OS-like interface.
  • Take the contents of your PC with you on a USB drive or other storage devices.
  • Access your data, applications, and desktop using any Windows computer.
  • Enjoy secure file movement and data encryption.
  • Won’t leave any trace of your activity on a public PC or laptop.
  • Install full applications in VOS system and not just limited to portable applications.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/ 2003/ XP/ Vista/ 7 (NO x64 support); Language: English

Publisher:

Hopedot Technologies

Homepage:

http://www.hopedot.com/

File Size:

13.4 MB

Price:

$69.00

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#97

I forgot my password already . May uninstall and install trial version . Website offers to retrieve password-common problem I guess . Mentioned in "Share Your Ideas" at the top of the page .

Reply   |   Comment by Forgot password  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#96

whoever is interested in the features offered by this software should get puppy linux instead. fully portable and easy to use operating system that can be run fm a usb. and it is the fastest OS in the world, which is a nice feature too.

Reply   |   Comment by einstein  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#95

@94 Andrew,
thanks for the info, I will give ceedo a try. I didnt succeed in installing VOS - it would not accept the serial number? Hope it gets offered again some time.

Reply   |   Comment by ray hines  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#94

#56 Ray
Win 98 is quite an old OS, I just do not know if Ceedo does work in it. As I said, this software, is on an entirely different category from what VMware, or VirtualBox is. It is something that you can install on a USB drive, and when inserted on another computer, presents itself with a desktop launchpad where you can use it normally as a computer with all the softwares which you have installed within it. If you will go to www.ceedo.com, and download a trial of Ceedo Personal, with a free 30 day trial, you will understand fully what this is trying to accomplish. But as I said, this giveaway seems not to be working as expected. For your virtualization need, I will advise you try Ceedo, and see if it suits your need. I find it very useful, can almost install anything into my Ceedo USB, and make almost any application portable, at a very affordable price, with very good support, and generous licensing. I believe that many here are still not so very clear on what this software is, because even their website is not so clear on what it does and how it does it. If you go to www.ceedo.com, and read or better download their free 30 day full version trial, you will understand what this really is.

#63 Takis
I have Sandoboxie, indeed a very good sandboxing software, but this is an entirely different software from the one being offered here.

Reply   |   Comment by Andrew  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#93

@66 WTF
You are right!
Unfortunately it is a long while that (mainly Internet marketers) many started using that expression in the sense that you can put your wallet away because you do not need it for the simple (promotional) reason that they are giving you for free something that normally you should pay for...
This of course creates a confusion about the original meaning of an idiomatic expression and its part of the "evolution" (distortion?) of any language in any country...
Conclusion?
We all, no matter the language, should pay attention to the way we use words, idiomatic expressions, quotes, proverbs paying attention to what we really intend to say/mean!

Reply   |   Comment by El Coyote  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#92

Hi Everyone, Well, I was a bit down when I found out That Hopedot VOS Security would not run on the WIN 7 64bit version? So I can't give it a thumbs up or down in all fairness as I could not use it or test it? So I'll just stay neutral on this one! (o;
I was kind of hoping it would work as a possible alternative to my old standby Returnil System Safe 2011 Version 3.2 is free or if you pay for the full version it has a few more nice things to play with but you can Download it from:

http://www.returnilvirtualsystem.com/returnil-system-safe?

I have used it for years and it does get a new version now and then. They have new deals all the time but right now you can buy the pro version, Returnil System Safe Pro 2011 (3 PCs) Buy 1 get 2 free For $39.95, for 1 year or go up to 3 years for 89.90! and they have versions for business too all at what I feel are fare prices for what you get. There site support ether by e-mail or phone is very good and easy to work with, or you can chat with tech support while your looking at there site. Might want to check them out for a 64 bit alternative?
The Free version supports the full virtual disk and the virus scanner and protection works very good as well, They have a very nice full Restore and File Recovery the only one that don't work on the FREE version is the Real-Time Restore Analysis, So most everything works and its very fast and smooth operation. So if it seems like something you might want to use or try just check out there WEB site. there is a lot of information there and the site is very professional.
Well that's it for me, Neutral Vote on GOTD, sorry guys I love just about everything you offer but If I can't test it myself I can't give a true or accurate feedback of the company or the way it works, I guess that could be a no go on the fact the test version does not work on 64 bit OS systems, That's too bad.. Have a great day, Take care. Rick D..

Reply   |   Comment by Rick D  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#91

Installed.

Started USB installation - crashed

Started from scratch....

Installed.

Started USB installation - crashed

I'd like to give this a go but I am too busy too try again now, can I get a time extension to try again tonight, after the offer is finished?

Or do I just tell people what I have found of their software so far?

Reply   |   Comment by Thatwey  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#90

I like this program. Yes, it has a way to go (64 bit support, other virtual machines besides Windows, etc.) but it is simple an clean. I intend to play with it an learn and look forward to new releases which will fix and add. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Morgan  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#89

Giovanni, I looked into Enigma VB, and it's a trial version they suck you into with the absolutely free verbiage. They want money every few months from you actually. Full version costs an arm and a parasol lol. No racism intended. Just tongue in cheek.

Reply   |   Comment by Kathy  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#88

@#44 The provided password includes the space and punctuation at the end of the password.

Reply   |   Comment by nstoll  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#87

After reading all the above I have decided NOT to install this GAOTD. Ceedo seems to be the same type of program without the install headaches and security trust questions. It cost $39.00 and if I really had a need for this type of program I would be willing to pay for the capability--IF I knew it could be trusted and had a real solid track record. Google Ceedo and HOPEdot VOS. Read "legit" reviews, then you decide for yourself.

Reply   |   Comment by Ernie Bell  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#86

Language.

"Happy Harvesting China!
运行效率比虚拟机高数十倍"
Don't fake it, if you don't understand the language.

"Kiss your wallet goodbye."
Perhaps good old Giovanni whom most of us like, was meaning to say that "we do not need to open our wallets to buy anything, if we use the freeware alternatives recommended".

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#85

Useless, not 64 compatible oh well. Was looking forward to trying it out too...

Reply   |   Comment by Zakster  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#84

Incidentally, in the middle of the initial setup screen (if you bothered to go that far) you will see: "Welcome to visit our website: http://www.Hopedot.com."

I won't go into the difference that the www makes; I'll leave that to someone else who can explain it in fewer words than I can, or you can Google it.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#83

You may find this as interesting as I did!

I started reading through their license agreement and in section "2. LICENSE AND RESTRICTIONS:" I found the following: "No Modifications. You will not undertake, cause, permit or authorize the modification, creation of derivative works, translation, reverse engineering, decompiling, disassembling or hacking of the Skype Software or any part thereof."

Is this what I think it is, mainly that they swiped the license agreement from a Skype install? This gives me pause....

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#82

I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium which runs 32-bit and 64-bit programs, will this program work on it? I don't want to waste time installing it if it doesn't. Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by IamaDreamer  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#81

People, you are playing with fire downloading virtual drivers form a Chinese company.
Their back door access to your computer is built in into the software and it is very difficult to detect while using it.
Virus scanners are useless and when you will be hijacked they will cover their traces by deleting you MBR and or disable your operating system, which will lead for you to install fresh OS after your private data has been stolen, all the while you will be thinking that you hard drive failed beyond recovery.

Reply   |   Comment by Kerry-IT Guy  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#80

#58 Jon3 - "...your posting suggests some positive biased for the unknown. It is very dangerous to defend the Chinese, unless you have firm understanding of their culture and mentality. It pays to be save then sorry, therefore, I will disregard your comment on China and keep away from their stolen, then modified western software and indoctrinated with malicious sub programs."

Jon3, what I try to do is simple:
Look at the homepage myself and tell other people what I see on my PC.
I dont defend the Chinese or anybody else ! I try to be very serious about my observations when it comes to software and hardware. I like to share my tests and results with other people and hope that they will share their tests with me, so we all can get something usefull of the conversation.

In my review there is missing the words that express negative feelings because I hope that people can see what I am trying to observe... the software, the homepage, the developer and the overall impression of that specific give away offer !

Reply   |   Comment by Trucker  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#79

I the error
"Hopedot VOS failed to create a virtual environment
VOSErrCode:0xb, WinErrCode:0x2"

Did anyone else run into this (oh and I'm running a 32-bit system)

Reply   |   Comment by PhantomTurtle  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#78

it may be documented somwhere or not... the start bar vos adds at the top of the screen defaults to staticly located there but if you click the peg on the right end of the bar TWICE so YOU set it to peg up rather than its defaulted peg up it then switches to auto-hide. The in-vos bar and in-host bar are controlled independantly, useful on tiny 800x480 netbook screens.
HTH

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#77

I might have found a bug in hopedots virtualisation routines taking the VOS'd drive from my "normal'ish" vista sp2 laptop with normal real system drime letters and real program files folder where this worked just fine, and popped it onto a USB stick and tried it on my Asus EeePC 4G SSD + 16G SD where the C:\Program Files\ is an NTFS link to an 8G partition on the SD card. It apears VOS is unable to follow the NTFS filesystems sympolic links and so loses the standard set of tools that is supposed to be available like IE, windows media player, windows movie maker, etc. The built-in start menu items that are located in the real windows folders are still here using the XP versions of the programs as expected. A bit dissapointing but developers can only develop for scenarios they know about and the type of configuration I have here on the EeePC is according to microsfts answers mvp experts impossible to achieve so it's no big supprise and the simple solution is to install 3rd party tools into the VOS system to perform the missing functions and use those while in VOS! Still usable but needs a bit more work to be perfec'

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#76

Installed fine but when starting VOS (splash says Loading user config...):

----------------------------------------------------
Hopedot VOS Startup Error!

Hopedot VOS failed to create a virtual environment.
VOSErrCode:0x9, WinErrCode:0×534
----------------------------------------------------

So, i went to their site/Advanced Technical FAQ section, where the Q/A says:
5. Error: Hopedot VOS failed to create a virtual environment
They mention to delete VOScore.sys but there isn't one and never was, they mention to disable antivirus, i never will do that (i already scanned the VOS folder and files for any hits but everything was clean so no need to disable the protection), UAC control was already disabled, it was installed to the root of the hard disk, it had access thru firewall (but it doesn't matter if it has or not, since it works online and offline), i already restarted Windows earlier, i fulfilled nearly every single requirement what they say to get around with the problem but it simply doesn't work on my 7 Ultimate (SP1) x86 and i surely declined to send an error report about it.

Uninstalled! -> Critical Windows Error. Windows will restart in less than 1 minute, please save your work.
Well, it does exactly so without logging off or rebooting the regular way, it was an sudden restart.
After reboot, i checked for any further errors, there wasn't any, so i might have had a good portion of luck today, huh?

Very interesting is, that the hosts file of the VOS contains 2 entries of prayaya, 3 from hopedot.

I let it uninstalled for the time being, until someone comes up with an working solution (since there are many other with the same error). Otherwise, i have to delete the whole thing and don't bother installing it anymore because i wouldn't be able to use it or even test it out..

Anyway, thanks for the offer today.

Reply   |   Comment by kin0seC  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#75

Hopedot requires, when installing, that you set a maximum partition size (the minimum is 100 mb)

I set mine too small, near the minimum, and now I can't import many programs because of this limit.

So, be sure you set a large partition size.

Does any SD'er who used this terrific piece of software know of a way to override the initial partition size that one sets?

thanking you in advance, Matt

Reply   |   Comment by Matt  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#74

Whilst the market is waking up to flood in more virtualization technologies, in my not so humble opinion, I do believe they are trying to fight fire with fire.

What’s really needed is not more or less or a little more little VM stuff.
What we need is better host operating systems.
That’s key.

Linux is to date the better operating system candidate, but too restricted due to licensing issues and therefore Windows is winning out as home PC.

Prognosis, I wanna live to see the big change for a new operating system that doesn’t need “3rd party add-ons” to make it “more secure” and PC life “easier”.

The selling phrase “our product enables you to take your settings with you” doesn’t cut it. There is already a thing called Synchronizing work-loads and it works just fine, or maybe you never were bothered investigating.

good day or evening all

cheers

Reply   |   Comment by Ton  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#73

Why would you offer a programme that does not support 64 bit, when 85% or better people have a system that runs on 64 bit? Bad marketing.

Reply   |   Comment by Edmiester  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#72

Crashes some seconds after started and asking for login informations. :-(

Reply   |   Comment by Ulf  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#71

I installed Hopedot VOS to an old slow USB thumb drive, giving it 1.5g to work with. I installed Firefox 16 to it. I'm writing this comment using Hopedot VOS and Firefox. It's a little slow because of the old thumb drive I'm using but useable. I like the idea that once it's running nothing is being written to my PC hard drive and the data on the thumb drive is secure. Once I add some more software to it I'll have a thumb drive that I can take to any Windows based PC and run my configuration without effecting the PC I'm plugged into. It's a keeper for me.

Reply   |   Comment by danzeb  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#70

Windows 7 32 bits. I thought it had use for me, but neither this programme nor Prayaya wok under W7. I installed both progrmmes on my hard disk and did not work, on a memory stick and I got the very same error code all the time: "Hopedot VOS failed to crete a virtual environment VOSEErrCode=x9, WinErrCode0x534. Select yes to let us collect host environment information to better solve your problem"
The worst thing is that I sent my information to this publisher but I do not know how to sort it out or if they'll fix it. I am concerned now whether my information will be used or not as the other comments state.

Reply   |   Comment by tontiloqui  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#69

"Free" virtual box! I wouldn't spend $69.00 on this piece of software, when it's not compatible with Win 7 64bit.


https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Reply   |   Comment by James  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#68

Well, as far as I am concerned, boot on linux, insert a usb stick and type just one line in command mode:
dd if=/dev/sda2 of=/dev/sdb2 bs=4096 conv=notrunc,noerror

sda_x_ being the source, sdb_x_ (it may vary, depending on your system) being the destination.
Havanice day!

Reply   |   Comment by alittlebitofpoliteness  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#67

#12, ASBY:
I don't believe that you had downloaded or tried this program when you made that comment as this DOES NOT BOOT A VIRTUAL OS FROM USB or any other media... It runs a virtualised slightly cut down virtual windows from within an encrypted virtual drive container file from within the HOST operating system. It does not run a pure virtual machine like VMWARE or Virtual PC and within certain limitations it is able to access the real hardware via the pre-installed hosts drivers so one can even install into it a 3rd party TV application like Dscaler and use the host machines TV capture card etc. There are limitations and you can switch context back to the host desktop and back to the VOS desktop. It is better than a pure virtual machine in that there is a degree of portability but there is one big restriction in that as I mentioned in my previous comment because it runs its own kernel drivers to mount its virtual drive and intercept various API calls to impose additional security and virtualise write attempts to host systems folder locations like program files etc... it has to be run as an administrator which does restrict its use in internet cafes and most professional and educational establishments.

Also I note that Internet Explorer launced from within the VOS is not running in protected mode which is a loss of one layer of protection I am not exactly happy with, it's probably due to the fact that VOS runs in an administrator context so IE might also be spawned in the same context and thus protected mode will be off by default.

Also with windows server 2003 and above including vista etc with volume shadowcopy service (system restore) protecting a drive in windows, IF you use a liveLINUX boot CD or USBor dual boot configuration to make any writes to a VSS tracked volume you risk completely corrupting the operation of VSS and system restore as those writes over previously tracked shadowcoppied data blocks will not be shadowcoppied whilst in the LiveLINUX or real LINUX operating system, so next time you do a system restore within windows you could completely trash the operating system in the worst case scenario!

You won't have that problem with this as the HOST windows is performing the reads and writes so VSS carries on working all the time.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#66

@ Giovanni,

Thanks for recommending always a ton of freeware in your posts... I have something for you here (since you often use the "kiss your wallet goodbye" expression, which I have the feeling you mean exactly the other way)...

http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/idioms/kiss+something+goodbye.html

http://www.idiomsandexpressions.com/category/keywords/kiss-something-goodbye

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=kiss%20something%20goodbye

Who said that on GOTD one cannot learn something new every day? :)

Reply   |   Comment by WTF  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#65

Too bad...no 64 bits support...

Reply   |   Comment by Marcel  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#64

I think people forget that the planet has time zones, which may explain why, at "just after Midnight", there may be a dozen or so votes.

Bear in mind that votes of this nature are purely subjective. If the software title looks like something you can use, then don't look at the votes and try the software out yourself.

Reply   |   Comment by Biff  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#63

Sandboxie is the best free alternative out there.

Reply   |   Comment by Takis Gotsopoulos  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#62

At #9 and the related comments -
After reading most of the above and yes, the post yesterday, if you have never seen or heard it before, thought I'd let someone else put in my 'two cents'...."The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn't understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had." ~Eric Schmidt

Reply   |   Comment by SkullCollector  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#61

The above mentioned alternative program at :http://en.prayaya.com/index.html has malware. My on-board AV (BitDefender) could not scan the downloaded program file because it is pass-worded. Many AV's cannot scan a pass-worded file.

Uploading it to virustotal.com, reveals "Trojan.Sckomoroh.7" by DRWeb.

Uploading it to VirSCAN.org, reveals "PUA.Win32.Packer.Msvcpp" virus by Clam AV.

Reply   |   Comment by aart  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#60

Thanks to Andrew's post, got some understanding of what this software does.

The software developer does not hide that they are a PRC company based in GuangZhou. Thought only Romney is desperately misusing China-bashing to save his sinking ship. Here too?

I don't think I will ever have occasion to need to use such software. No matter how good it is.

If you use this software and plug your USB with it into a Host Computer, would you not be violating the Host Computer company's security policy?

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#59

I tried accessing the site (hopedot.com). All it displayed was "It works!"

However, I found through a google search that if you access the url with "www." at the beginning (www.hopedot.com), it works fine and displays the expected webpage. Why this is, I have no idea.

I skipped through many comments, so sorry if this was already pointed out.

Reply   |   Comment by jon  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#58

Trucker #54,

You seem to be intelligent guy, but your posting suggests some positive biased for the unknown.
It is very dangerous to defend the Chinese, unless you have firm understanding of their culture and mentality.

It pays to be save then sorry, therefore, I will disregard your comment on China and keep away from their stolen, then modified western software and indoctrinated with malicious sub programs.

Reply   |   Comment by Jon3  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#57

@ 35 (Kristina) Would you kindly cite from where you got the 90% statistic?

Reply   |   Comment by gen  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#56

@25 Andrew - thanks for your comment re give this unusual software a try - been thinking about virtualisation for a while, got a few old pcs around with working os and lots of apps i would like to "merge" onto my one good laptop, ie as mulitple VM machines. Can you advise what is the easiest and most effective app to do this? Is it VirualBox - oracle, or VMWare player or what? Any support a win98 guest?

Thanks also to Giovani.

Ray

Reply   |   Comment by ray hines  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#55

To #32 Pit Tuch,

Most of Chinese software comes with hidden or encrypted files as a bundle. Some are zipped too. They never tell you exactly what else is installed besides the main program.
You'll be better of if you don't proceed further. I just wonder if your computer has been already hijacked. Never trust Chinese software and keep vigilance all the time.

Reply   |   Comment by MyBad  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#54

I have read all comments available from no. 1-11 before this comment !
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(#3 - their website is very poorly programmed - product page does not even open)

My review:
1. Nice looking homepage at first sight, but one title is using 2 lines, which covers over some of the text details written. The page itself use a long time to appear on my PC, despite that I have a fast connection 20/2 M-bit. (16.4/1.6 M-bit in test).

2. I did navigate around all pages without any trouble and could see all product details.
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(#4 #6 #8 - It does not support 64-bit OS)

My review:
On the download page the developer write that VOS (Standard Edition) & VOS (Security Edition) does not support 64-bit OS.

Bonus information: There is no download link for the VOS (Professional Edition) and no pay link either. So you can only buy and download the VOS Standard & Security Editions !
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(#9 - still remember Hank’s comment (n.21) yesterday, regarding Chinese software...)

(#11 - WOT (Web Of Trust) evaluation : very bad, spammer.)

My review:
There seems to be a lot of negative "feelings" against Chinese products for the time being, so maybe there should be a more concrete demand for true proves (your own well tested statements)...

What I am saying is that, you are building your stories on other peoples negative feelings and point that feeling against a whole country ! It is not the whole country that is involved in espionage... if thats the case here...

I dont disagree that some software developers have a weird way to launch their products... and that I also warn other people about my discovery, but I dont state it against a whole country...

Reply   |   Comment by Trucker  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#53

No 64-bit support kills it for me. Can't remember the last time I saw a 32-bit OS pc for sale at any of the local big box stores. And, Fubar, you're dead on,and it's something that's going to come back and bite us in the future. Privacy is becoming an increasingly alien concept,and it's gonna cost us more than we can imagine.

Reply   |   Comment by ds5929  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#52

#1 "Only 3 minutes into the giveaway and already 6 positive votes....". Perhaps they have used it in the past did not have to download and install today.

#9 If you have a fear of Chinese software you should add to the list software from Russia, US and most other countries that have governments, businesses, and criminals that want information about you.

#11. The results on Web Of Trust can be very misleading. I do additional research before I take anything on Web Of Trust seriously.

The Hopedot VOS website has useful How-tos and Blog articles in their Resource section. Hopedot VOS sounds like a useful piece of software. The idea of having my system portable on a USB drive is appealing to me. It will take some time to test it so I can't comment now but when I complete an evaluation I will post my opinion of the software.

Reply   |   Comment by danzeb  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#51

NR 1, about as fast as 60+ can give a thumbs down for an offer that's been online for few minutes (see past offers).

As far as this software goes. I like this "Using Hopedot VOS, you can take your familiar PC environment with applications, private data, even desktop preference to any PC anywhere without compromising the data security policy". Well you may not COMPROMISE security but you will violate no less than a half dozen other company policies that could get you shown the door. Unless of course you work for the IT department.
;-)

Reply   |   Comment by tc1uscg  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#50

gave this a quick test install to a ramdisk and monitored all network traffic over the hosts adaptor and found no outgoing or incoming comunication during the setup and initial startup and run-time of the VOS. It does not apear to have done any harm and may prove to be useful. I'd have to test it to see if it can run in a 32bit limited user account, I have my doubts as it apparently needs to install and run its own kernel level drivers to emulate its drives and virtualisation hooks etc. This waould also be why it won't work in 64bit versions of windows as 64bit windows don't permit hooking into or patching kernel level drivers and require strict 64bit signed drivers in order to operate without significantly compromising the host systems security by dialing back strict security policies.

Only a small subset of the hosts applications are presented in the start menu and desktop, it may be possible to download and install duplicates into the protected VOS virtual drive, yet to try it.

I would prefer the installer asks before placing its shortcut onto the host OS desktop but that is a fairly minor niggle.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
#49

Free "LinuxLive USB Creator" can install one of many Linux distributions to a USB flash drive, enabling you to use it like a "normal" OS (just insert the pendrive into your computer and boot from it). It can even virtualize the portable OS directly in Windows.
www.linuxliveusb.com

Reply   |   Comment by Vojta  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#48

I would like to see a comparison of this to some other live disc Operating Systems such as Ubuntu, which is also somewhat "windows-like". I get the idea that today's software may be aimed at people who have use of a workstation on a network where, because of restrictive policies, they can't run some applications they need to, but they do have access there to a drive that they can use to load this OS and whatever apps they need that they prepared at home. Correct me if I am wrong. Sounds like just the ticket for some cracker who wants to exploit a network or otherwise evade corporate security policies. If I were to use this software, is there any good help and support available either from the vendor or some community forums?

Reply   |   Comment by internet explorer  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
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