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honeypot
 Posted: Jun 9 2011, 06:57 PM
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BitBox for those that don't know appeared on 11 May 2011:

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/227838/free_browser_in_a_box_runs_firefox_4_with_ultra_security.html
http://www.tomsguide.com/us/google-chrome-chrome-sandbox-vulnerability-security-vupen,news-11142.html

I've got this up and running on SL6 rewriting the install script and with some compiling - if anyone wants the lowdown post back.

It is however all in German! (Browser locale, keyboard.) So I need to figure how to access a root terminal in the VM (it boots straight into the browser with VB menus etc. disabled).

It's nice work - I'd like to know how they got the VM window and browser window to resize in tandem. The kernel is security hardened also apparently.
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 Posted: Jun 10 2011, 02:38 PM
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Quick update on this, I have the browser locale and keyboard map set to en/gb OK. It should be possible as well to set these settings as command line args on startup or as default settings during the install.

I'll post the steps I went through when I get chance.
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spoovy
 Posted: Jun 10 2011, 08:49 PM
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Thanks for this I hadn't even heard of bitbox. I have done this before on Windows systems (used a vm solely for browsing I mean), but it was just too much of a pita to be day-to-day practical. How usable is bitbox in practice? ie boot time for the vm/browser; using shared folders etc?


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 Posted: Jun 10 2011, 10:29 PM
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I am definitely interested in this, and like Spoov hadn't heard of it. Please, post away! And Welcome to SLF btw! http://th166.photobucket.com/albums/u117/rdshear/Smiley%20Faces/th_smiley-face-thumbs-up.gif


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