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Microsoft Whilst it's not okay in Microsoft's eyes for Google to install a plugin into Internet Explorer, increasing the potential surface area of attack, when Microsoft do it to Firefox, it's a different matter. Now a security hole has been found in a plugin that Microsoft have been silently installing into Firefox.
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RE[4]: beware the .net
by gustl on Sun 18th Oct 2009 15:21 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: beware the .net"
gustl
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I would speak not a single syllable against .NET, C# and other technically sound Microsoft software, if they would just stop trying to balkanize the web with it.

There are exactly 2 ways to do that:

1. Don't force use of this technology into web protocols.

2. OR make it a free standard, for everybody's free implementation and use. The patent license grants would need to be unlimited in time, relicenseability and platform (simplified: GPLv3-compatible).

Blazing speed does not help me, if the technology locks me into one program or platform.

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