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Windows 7: Microsoft Releases ‘Web Sandbox’ as Open Source

28 Jan 2009   #1
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Microsoft Releases ‘Web Sandbox’ as Open Source

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Using a commonly-used open source license, Microsoft on Tuesday released source code for a virtualization technology it developed that is meant to make websites safer from attack. At least, that's the hope.
The technology, named Web Sandbox, is designed to isolate the different parts of a Web page from each other via virtualization, thus enhancing security. Additionally, it will work with most browsers – not just Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT).
Web Sandbox, a project of Microsoft's Live Labs, was released this week under the Apache License 2.0 license, although the company was careful to point out that the project is not sanctioned or sponsored by the Apache Software Foundation.
Microsoft released a community technology preview of Web Sandbox at its Professional Developers Conference (PDC) in Los Angeles in late October. However, more visible projects – for instance, Windows 7 and Windows Azure – got much more attention at the PDC. Web Sandbox was lost in the roar.
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