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Traden4Alpha
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Habemus codex et ordenadum

January 13th, 2016, 9:54 pm

You want want's called a sandbox.

First, anything that can write to the C disk can get to the OS and other critical files which would cross-infect the normal windows session.

Second, a user account (without admin privileges) is a bit like what you seek but its not the strong sandbox that you need.

Two solutions:

1. Virtualization would let you run multiple OSes but would require you to install software. (Can you boot from a USB drive?)

2. What about remote screen sharing with an off-site PC that can do all the things you seek?
 
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Habemus codex et ordenadum

January 14th, 2016, 9:11 am

The way forward is VM IMHO. I am tempted to run my next laptop purely as a VM.
 
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Habemus codex et ordenadum

January 14th, 2016, 1:29 pm

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Originally posted by: rmax
The way forward is VM IMHO. I am tempted to run my next laptop purely as a VM.
Indeed!

And the way forward for malware and surveillance is code that infects the hypervisor.

What I look forward to is distributed computing fabrics in which any process might use the surplus resources of the broader system (e.g., underutilized CPU, RAM, bandwidth, storage, etc.) to perform additional analyses. A process would thus have at least two types (perhaps a spectrum) of resource allocations: protected allocations (resource quantities that may not be usurped by other processes) and unprotected allocations (resources that may be suspended or usurped). To a first approximation, today's OSes seem to only offer nominally protected allocations (with difficulty!)
 
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Re: Habemus codex et ordenadum

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Re: Habemus codex et ordenadum

January 14th, 2018, 1:03 pm

tagoma wrote:

Are they 'real solids'?
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