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New alternative for Win10 Pro only: MS Windows Sandbox

#1 Post by w0qj » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:34 am

There is a New alternative for Win10 Pro only: MS Windows Sandbox.
www.pcworld.com/article/3338084/how-to- ... osoft.html

Sandbox can be used as a "Win10 Pro Virtual Machine lite version", and is less demanding on your CPU since it runs as an App and not as VM.

Practical uses: Use Sandbox to try/install new program that are suspected to contain malware, use browser in Sandbox to visit sites which may install malware, etc.

Obviously Sandbox has its limits; it does not (and cannot) completely replace Virtual Machines.

Caveat: This requires Win10 Pro, and Windows 10 May 2019 Update.
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Re: New alternative for Win10 Pro only: MS Windows Sandbox

#2 Post by skx » Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:04 pm

what linux users already are doing since like 2005 :mrgreen: i can imagine it is a fabulous feature for windows only users 8)
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Re: New alternative for Win10 Pro only: MS Windows Sandbox

#3 Post by dr_st » Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:03 am

skx wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:04 pm
what linux users already are doing since like 2005
Actually, 2008. :wink:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LXC
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Re: New alternative for Win10 Pro only: MS Windows Sandbox

#4 Post by jdhurst » Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:29 pm

It is an interesting feature. It conflicts with VMware Workstation which I have been using to do these things since 1999 thereabouts. I did not realize this when I ran it, but when I exited the Sandbox, VMware would not start. I had to uninstall Sandbox and do a repair install in Workstation and it is all running again.

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Re: New alternative for Win10 Pro only: MS Windows Sandbox

#5 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:14 pm

jdhurst wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:29 pm
It is an interesting feature. It conflicts with VMware Workstation which I have been using to do these things since 1999 thereabouts. I did not realize this when I ran it, but when I exited the Sandbox, VMware would not start. I had to uninstall Sandbox and do a repair install in Workstation and it is all running again.
Its a "feature" to make sure MS lets you "use" their service exclusively. In true MS fashion!
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Re: New alternative for Win10 Pro only: MS Windows Sandbox

#6 Post by dr_st » Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:35 am

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:14 pm
Its a "feature" to make sure MS lets you "use" their service exclusively. In true MS fashion!
Gotta make money somehow.
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Re: New alternative for Win10 Pro only: MS Windows Sandbox

#7 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:53 pm

dr_st wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:35 am
Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:14 pm
Its a "feature" to make sure MS lets you "use" their service exclusively. In true MS fashion!
Gotta make money somehow.
I'd figure they'd do that by sending all the private keys and passwords from anything in sandbox you do right to MS.
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Re: New alternative for Win10 Pro only: MS Windows Sandbox

#8 Post by jdhurst » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:14 pm

Not at all likely . They would not need Sandbox if that is what they were going to do.

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Re: New alternative for Win10 Pro only: MS Windows Sandbox

#9 Post by dr_st » Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:04 am

Yes, well, there are times when jokes are funny, but use them too much, and they just become pure bull.

YMMV. :D
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