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Fully sandboxed, cross-distro Linux apps are almost here

Feb 22, 2015, 18:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Hoffman)

Right now, you get most of your Linux software from your distribution’s software repositories. Those applications have to be packaged specifically for your Linux distribution, and you have to trust them with full access to your Linux user account and all its files.

But imagine if developers could distribute applications in a standard way so you could install and run them on any Linux distribution, and if those applications ran in a “sandbox” so you could quickly download and run them without the security and privacy risks.

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