Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Feb 2013 20:57 UTC
Features, Office "The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 4.0, the free office suite the community has been dreaming of since 2001. LibreOffice 4.0 is the first release that reflects the objectives set by the community at the time of the announcement, in September 2010: a cleaner and leaner code base, an improved set of features, better interoperability, and a more diverse and inclusive ecosystem."
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RE: Couple of questions
by Alfman on Thu 7th Feb 2013 22:38 UTC in reply to "Couple of questions"
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"I don't think most people want to install Java unless they absolutely have to, esp with all the vulnerabilities I've seen reported on the tech news blogs."

I don't think that's really fair.

Most of the security vulnerabilities I've seen are only applicable to contexts in which the virtual machine is intentionally running buggy and untrusted code, such as in applets. All too often java's security is compared to languages which have no containment security whatsoever, like C. In other words, java code needs a privilege escalation to reach the same level of security that a C program starts out with.

In the context of a program we intentionally download and trust implicitly, I'd be surprised if anyone could make a strong case against the security of Java programs compared to C, although I welcome information to the contrary.

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