Virtualizing your browser

VMWare has come out with a very interesting product.

Browser Appliance Virtual Machine

When used in conjunction with their VMWare Player it allows a person to browse the internet in a way that greatly shields you from the ravages of spy/malware. The VM may get infested, but rebuilding it takes a matter of clicks, not a half day of system reinstalls. Not that it's at high risk from getting infested with an OS and browser listed as, "Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7; Ubuntu Linux 5.04". A great time-saver for those who lurk the seamy side of the internet.

I haven't tried it yet, but it does look interesting.