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I would use VirtualBox, but there are other options:
Using LXC and the utilities will require a very recent kernel (2.6.32 or later if I remember correctly) but gives you the option of isolating a single application or user (ala chroot) or an entire system environment (ala OpenVZ, etc) using the same tool.
It is not very mature, so you need to search for documentation and "how-to" information, but the core of it is built into the kernel! It requires fewer additional utilities and no virtualization engine to work, giving it some significant advantages.
I am using currently Sandboxie for Windows.
And i was wondering if there is a way to run my mozilla firefox in a sandbox in my Ubuntu.
So what is the best way to run my browser under least privileges ??
I'll look into User-mode Linux(UML), thanks to all.