Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th Sep 2012 22:40 UTC, submitted by Anonymous Coward
Windows NeoSmart Technologies has released a new version of EasyBCD, the free bootloader editor for Windows which supports Windows 8, the latest GRUB2 distributions, EFI machines, and comes with all-new support for 13 different languages. If you have a Windows-based multiboot machine, you really need EasyBCD. It's a fantastic application.
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RE[6]: Good link
by Neolander on Thu 27th Sep 2012 08:45 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Good link"
Neolander
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The problem with all these approaches that try to add sandboxing functionality to existing OSs, is that sandboxing is only useful if users and developers are aware of its existence and ready to deal with it.

We have billions of Windows users out there who have been trained for decades to give root access to any "installer" program. How are Microsoft supposed to teach them that they should now be wary of such behaviour and expect a fine-grained description of what the program is up to ? Same thing for all these Mac users that know for sure that "If that Flash installer from abodeflashdownload.com wants to make changes to my computer and displays a window with a lock on it, I should sure give it my password !"

And then you have Fedora and iOS, which completely fail to understand what sandboxing is about and hide its existence away from users altogether...

Because of this legacy user problem, it seems to me that sandboxing can only be successfully implemented in new OSs or incompatible and rebranded forks of existing OSs. It is also just too bad that all too often, OS manufacturers also use it to force some locked-down "application store" down user's throat, making a bad name of an otherwise perfectly fine technology among expert users.

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