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News InPrivate Desktop launches as Windows Sandbox

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 19 Dec 2018.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. Spraduke

    Spraduke Lurker

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    Hmm this seems useful for at testing apps/software on a 'clean' machine without all the pre-requisites that VS2018 installs
     
  3. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    I shall be checking this out. I use virtualbox for throwaway sandbox VMs at the moment, but this seems like it would be somewhat simpler... assuming you can define what's included/installed in a "fresh" environment, i.e. much as you would snap/clone a base image

    EDIT: Or not...

    It will be at least 12 months before I'm brave enough for that.
     
  4. edzieba

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    It would be nice to see this extended to a more generalised (non-throway) use-case. I'd love to be able to boot to a hypervisor and load a "work" VM, then leave everything 'running' and save that state to disc and load a 'gaming' VM with no background tasks running. No need for simultaneous use so both can have exclusive hardware acceleration. Sort of like dual-booting, but without needing to have two copies of Windows installed or needing to shut down the core OS.
     
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