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Sandboxie is now free software

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:00 am
by barbaz
Since Sandboxie has been discussed a fair amount in this forum, thought this might be worth noting here - https://www.ghacks.net/2019/09/10/sandb ... en-source/

Re: Sandboxie is now free software

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:23 am
by therube
I've mostly* used their free version.

*Mostly.
A number of years back, someone posted a key in their forums, with the post made out to be that it was legit, & from Sandboxie.
Turns out it was not.
Once I realized that, I reported it to Sandboxie. Never heard from them.
But the post, key, shortly disappeared.

Last version I put in was 5.28.
There was a more recent, 5.30, but with Sopho's "takeover" of Sandboxie, I had no trust of (Sophos).
Their (Sophos) "forums" were/are a total joke.
No way to purchase licenses.
No way to take care of existing customer license or other issues.
No meaningful communications from (Sophos).
No meaningful forums.

(I've not looked there, yet, will at some point. Will probably put in whatever this "free" version is, at some point. No big deal to me, only difference would be a few second nag on startup. [Hell, FF Quantum gives me a "free" 5.second delay on startup & Mozilla considers it a "feature" not even worthy of fixing.])


Wonder if they'll have a free key for the latest XP version too?

Re: Sandboxie is now free software

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:32 pm
by therube
The 'ol 5 second trick, Bug 1553399: Firefox start slowly when started through ProfileManager.

Wonder if they'll have a free key for the latest XP version too?
No they will not.

Re: Sandboxie is now free software

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:17 pm
by barbaz

Re: Sandboxie is now free software

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:50 pm
by therube
Yes.
https://community.sophos.com/products/s ... rce-update

There is an "unannounced" update, 5.33.6, which they say is unchanged except that they removed "strings" (like stuff that it would identify as Sophos, or whatever).
https://community.sophos.com/products/s ... rce-update

And someone has already put it up on github & "fixed" a bug.
https://github.com/DavidXanatos/Sandbox ... ag/v5.40.1


(Outside of my rambling, more information can be picked up here, https://community.sophos.com/products/sandboxie/f/forum. Check out the most recent threads...)

Re: Sandboxie is now free software

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:06 pm
by therube