[citation][nom]Proxy711[/nom]OH NO! 2gbs.......wait this isnt 1997 2gb is nothing...i have more gbs of junk in my temp folders then that.(well did)But yes good points on how there are other methods to get the same safe web browsing experience.[/citation]
Yeah, lets use programs that use 8gigs of ram to do what sandboxie does with less than 50mb, I mean, this aint 2009 anymore, its 2011! im sure you have the ram to have 8gb sitting there, not to mention cpu cycles, hdd reads/writes, all for a browser
[citation][nom]otacon72[/nom]990MB? uh yeah.... I bet it's slow as hell too... no thanks. If you're stupid enough to download viruses, open email attachments you deserve everything you get.[/citation]
And if your stupid enough to assume people purposely download viruses....
Ive done this a few times with a ubuntu or suse test VM I had laying around from old labs. Nice to see someone went around and setup a smaller footprint one, wonder how much more they could gut out from the OS.
exactly who is going to be smart enough to install a VM and hook their hard drive up to it but dumb enough to open an email attachment from a person they dont know? This misses the target audience by a wide swath of a margin.
Well, I'm waiting for the day when I can run the entire Windows in a box INSIDE Linux or Solaris and keep all sensitive as far away from Windows as possible. Windows is worse than a Swiss cheese in terms of security.
There is technology for it but it is under heavy development. The challenge is to get the VGApassthrough to work properly so that you can run applications that requires DirectX or hardware accelerated 3D in virtual machines.