Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Jun 2009 11:21 UTC, submitted by Hakime
Google One of the defining features of Google's Chrome web browse is its sandboxing feature. You probably won't realise it's there, but from a security point of view, sand-boxing is one of the most impotant factors in browser security, as it severely limits the amount of damage a security hole can do: sure, you've got a hole in the browser, but thanks to sandboxing, you're pretty much locked in - until you break out of the sandbox, of course. Sandboxing on the Windows variant of Chrome was a "complicated affair", says Chromium developer Jeremy Moskovich, but for the Mac version, it's all a bit easier and more straightforward. On Linux, however, it's a mess.
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RE: Why linux?!
by matthekc on Wed 3rd Jun 2009 19:55 UTC in reply to "Why linux?!"
matthekc
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2006-10-28

Because Google uses Ubuntu quite a bit I bet they would like to use their own browser on their machines. They could have said we use Ubuntu so that's where we will support sandboxing, but they are going out of the way to find something that works for everyone.

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