The Linux Disk Internals Linux Reader is an excellent multi-media software for Linux users who require data backup on the go. In essence, it allows you to quickly backup your Linux operating system and its data to either a Windows PC or a NAS (network attached storage) server. As you can imagine, this is a rather large undertaking - especially considering you have taken care of all of the installation details (such as installing the appropriate software) and then gone out and purchased a Linux computer to house your backup data. Now, what happens if you need to run a Windows backup program, or vice-versa? Is there any way to skip over the entire Windows setup and continue with the Linux backup?
Thankfully, yes! With the Linux reader, you can connect via USB to your Linux computer - but, more importantly, you can bypass the Windows installation process altogether. If you're wondering why exactly that is - well, aside from the fact that Windows requires various drivers in order to function - basically, if you have Windows installed on your computer, you have to "make do" with what Microsoft provides them by default. That's fine for most people, but if you happen to like some of the unique software features offered by Windows such as the Windows Explorer search feature, for instance, you'll be very upset with having to use DOS-like commands to get around it. If you're already used to the Windows desktop environment, however, you'll find this not to be a big deal at all. Really, the only difference will be that now you can easily perform your usual Windows functions without having to resort to using Windows drive utilities.
In order to use your DiskInternals Linux Reader securely, you'll want to ensure that you install an Open VPN tunnel between your Linux computer and your Windows PC. Simply fire up your Linux computer, connect via SSH to it, and then install the open VPN tunnel that you just created. You'll be completely secure now and can utilize your DiskInternals Linux Reader with no fear of it ever stealing your data again (which it probably won't anyway). All in all, if you enjoy using open source software, but are concerned about the possibility of someone stealing your data from your PC, this is a great way to make sure that it stays safe while you do.