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Author Topic: Thinstall - Have You Worked With IT?  (Read 4191 times)

Plasma Man

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Thinstall - Have You Worked With IT?
« on: June 15, 2007, 06:18:13 PM »
I've just spent maybe an hour reading through the Thinstall website about their product amazingly enough called the Thinstall Virtualization Suite (Win).

https://thinstall.co...ualization_suite.php

Looks like these guys have successfully automated the whole procedure for install capture, portable app conversion and sand boxing (including virtual registry). One thing I like is the ability to roll NET framework (which must hold the world record for registry entries) into the one *.exe, along with the app. With compression I'd imagine you could cook up nice springy, small footprint stuff. I'd love see a compacted version of CS3 working this way.

Watch videos here:
http://thinstall.com/sales/demo.php

Features - and a lot of them:
https://thinstall.co...dex.php?features.htm

Apps they have tested:
http://thinstall.com...products/vs_apps.php

Help - with outlines of the configuration options:
https://thinstall.com/help/index.php

Do take a look at the price tag. Could be OK if you have 5000 staff ... Anyone here played with this?
 

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Re: Thinstall - Have You Worked With IT?
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2007, 08:41:37 AM »
Do take a look at the price tag. Could be OK if you have 5000 staff ...

A dollar per employe?

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Thinstall Virtualization Suite for Corporate IT
Pricing starts at $4,995 for the Thinstall Virtualization Suite.

 :o

They are not exactly targeting the Home users...

But the tech' sounds to me as Virtual_PC meets Total_Uninstall in a network.. ??

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Re: Thinstall - Have You Worked With IT?
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2007, 11:34:15 AM »
Not quite the same, but very similar (and free). Don't forget to look for the Trinket application which adds  tray functionality.
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Re: Thinstall - Have You Worked With IT?
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2007, 04:19:53 PM »
There was some mention of FREE for home use for something on the site??!

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Re: Thinstall - Have You Worked With IT?
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2007, 07:18:41 PM »
Has anyone compared Altiris SVS, Sandboxie and Bufferzone 's performance hit when running an application installed in their sandbox?

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Re: Thinstall - Have You Worked With IT?
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2007, 09:47:16 PM »
Has anyone compared Altiris SVS, Sandboxie and Bufferzone 's performance hit when running an application installed in their sandbox?

Sandboxie is great for for pre-install testing. Used with Dependency Walker http://www.dependencywalker.com/ it's great way to get a snapshot of what horrors (or delights) may lay ahead. If you have to invoke the Mighty Windows Installer it can slow the process down a bit on a low spec laptop (understatement).

For others, Bufferzone, is here: (this is next on my list.)
http://www.trustware...ualization/free.html
http://www.trustware.../bufferzone_pro.html

No "20 Questions" download forms to fill out either - how strange!

Altiris is basically the one suite that can do 1000 things. As you'll see the list is a confusing way to present the product. The ws doesn't really get you involved or interested in the way e.g. Thinstall is presented.
http://www.altiris.c...oducts/Segments.aspx
http://www.altiris.c...izationSolution.aspx

It's a "20 Questions" download for the demo.

A project that also deserves mention is JauntePE - you might have to dig around for a mirror to DL.
http://portablefreew...s/viewforum.php?f=10
« Last Edit: June 17, 2007, 01:18:21 AM by Plasma Man »