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  • A safe browsing environment with firefox portable in the Windows sandbox

Safe Browsing with the Windows Sandbox

The Windows May 2019 update brought the new Sandbox feature. It can be used as a safe browsing environment without the risk of affecting the base Windows installation with malware of any kind. We will create a host installation of a Web browser with a persistent configuration, which is mirrored into the virtualized environment of the Sandbox whenever needed.
2020-04-17T17:49:51-04:00September 1, 2019|Chrome, Firefox, SeaMonkey, Virtualization, Web Design, Windows|
  • Windows 10: Changing Hyper-​V support at boot time

Windows 10: Changing Hyper-V support at boot time

If you want to use Docker under Windows and the new Windows Sandbox feature, you have to enable Hyper-​V support. The problem is: You cannot run VMware Workstation or VirtualBox and Hyper-​V at the same time. This can easily be fixed by creating two boot configurations, where one has Hyper-V enabled and one has not.
2020-04-17T17:49:51-04:00June 4, 2019|Virtualization, Windows|
  • Running Linux GUI applications on Windows 10

Running Linux GUI applications on Windows 10

Since the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update from 2017, the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a fully supported Windows feature. In case you don't already know about that feature: WSL is a compatibility layer which allows running 64 bit Linux binary executables (in ELF format) natively on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019 in a console window. It uses much fewer resources than a fully virtualized machine.
2020-04-17T17:49:51-04:00March 11, 2019|Linux, Virtualization, Windows|
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