Is it possible to run a Windows GUI executable (notepad.exe for example) into a container ?

I want to do this because i do not trust some software i install on my personal computer and i want to be sure they are runned into a sandbox


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I'd have to say that I don't think it's possible and if you understood windows containers you really wouldn't want to do it anyway. Last time I checked, a windows container weighs in at gigabytes++ and that's huge to run notepad.

You can run xwindows apps in a container, but windows is, basically, complete shite in a container.

If you want a sandbox then you should checkout VirtualBox or Hyper-V. You can script either with Hashicorp Vagrant.

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