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    Bas

    Microsoft Research came up with something called Gazelle, a "secure web browser constructed as a multi-principal OS." Apparently the browser kernel is an operating system. Go figure. From what I can tell, in a nutshell, nothing is in direct contact with the main OS anymore, so plugins won't provide attack vectors any more.

    Can we get an interview/demo/whiteboarding video of this? Sounds pretty good.

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    Pretty nifty...  sounds slow, though.  Also would require existing plugins to be rewritten (as they can't directly access the OS anymore) which would be problematic (example:  Adobe hasn't even released a 64-bit version of Flash yet, and if their code's in good shape, that should only consist of a simple recompile).

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    ManipUni

    Sounds like pretty much every sand-boxed plugin/addon solution for the last twenty years (e.g. Java, Flash).

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    OnlyJack

    Any browser that unlike IE7 doesn't make flash call its stupid external utility dozens of times when running in a limited user account making the cursor blink like it's having an epileptic seizure and increasing the page load time exponentially would be really appreciated.

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    GlassX

    Sounds like Google Chrome done wrong...


    Sandboxing isn't the answer to everything, why don't we just remove those stupid plugins? 99% of the internet only uses Flash, anyway... ("to use" meaning "to really use", not to download once and never touch it again - like Silverlight)

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    Charles

    GlassX said:
    Sounds like Google Chrome done wrong...

    Sandboxing isn't the answer to everything, why don't we just remove those stupid plugins? 99% of the internet only uses Flash, anyway... ("to use" meaning "to really use", not to download once and never touch it again - like Silverlight)
    Anybody actually read the paper and think about it?
    C

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    Yggdrasil

    Charles said:
    GlassX said:
    *snip*
    Anybody actually read the paper and think about it?
    C
    Really, Charles. This is the Coffeehouse, not the actually-read-the-paper-and-have-an-informed-opinion-house. Bullshitting is what we do here. As for me,  I hear that Gazelle is nothing more than a thin wrapper around Duke Nukem Forever. That's my version and I'm sticking to it.

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    SlackmasterK

    Yggdrasil said:
    Charles said:
    *snip*
    Really, Charles. This is the Coffeehouse, not the actually-read-the-paper-and-have-an-informed-opinion-house. Bullshitting is what we do here. As for me,  I hear that Gazelle is nothing more than a thin wrapper around Duke Nukem Forever. That's my version and I'm sticking to it.
    I lol'd

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    Bas

    Charles said:
    GlassX said:
    *snip*
    Anybody actually read the paper and think about it?
    C

    All the more reason to shoot a video if you ask me.

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    Charles

    Bas said:
    Charles said:
    *snip*

    All the more reason to shoot a video if you ask me.

    This is on the books Wink
    C

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    Sven Groot

    Charles said:
    Bas said:
    *snip*
    This is on the books Wink
    C

    How about the Dryad video I requested a while ago? Any idea if that's going to happen? Pretty please? Smiley

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