Simon Bisson (sbisson) wrote,
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Following on from an entry about VMware Player in my other blog - a free virtual machine player from the folk at VMware - here's an interesting application: VMware's own Browser Appliance.

The idea's simple: it's a cut down OS just for web browsing that runs in VMware player to protect the rest of your PC from malware. If you hit problems, just reinstall the image - you won't need to rebuild a PC from scratch. It's not small - the image comes in at 206MB or so, so think of it as a proof of concept.

But still, it's a pointer to part of the future of computing: compartmentalised, functional components that run in isolation, managed by a single virtual machine manager.
Tags: computing 5.0, virtualisation, vmware
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