Many programs available through the Mac App Store are standalone single-purpose tools and will not be affected by Apple's sandboxing requirements, but others will be forced to lose functionality.
With some fine-tuning in the way it sandboxes Flash, Google says that Chrome crashes have dropped significantly.
A flaw in the OS X sandboxing routines has been found, but it does not pose a security threat or much of a problem for the Mac.
Apple will be requiring developers to sandbox their applications in the Mac App Store starting next year. Here is what this means for both developers and the customers.
Apple's sandboxing requirement for App Store programs will wait until developers can implement newly released features.
The problem with some Web sites showing block-A characters instead of text in Safari 5.1 is likely rooted in the sandboxing technology in the latest WebKit update. Here are some methods for addressing the issue.
Google operating system will feature many of the same security features as the Chrome browser, including "sandboxing" of applications, auto updating, and antiphishing.
Sometimes file access errors in OS X may actually be related to a program's sandboxing rather than being a classic file permissions error.
As of March 1, 2012, developers will have to implement sandboxing on their Mac App Store submissions to help keep malware at bay.