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Mozilla & Gecko clones Over the weekend, the crew at Tom's Hardware was busy testing the recently-released Firefox 22 using the usual bevy of benchmarks. This roundup included Chrome 27, Firefox 22, IE10, and Opera 12, along with the new Chromium-based build of Opera Next (alos known as Opera 15).
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RE[7]: Comment by lucas_maximus
by bassbeast on Sat 6th Jul 2013 13:53 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by lucas_maximus"
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What questions? You made an "us versus them" strawman, and i pointed out a half a dozen choices, NONE of them running the IE trident engine (if I would have included those that use trident i could have upped the list to a dozen) and the only "question" you supposedly asked was, and I quote "So this feature only works on vista/win7/win8 with IE?"

So if you want your one highly rigged "question" answered i have already answered it, NO it doesn't only work in IE, pretty much any chromium or webkit based also supports this feature and NO it doesn't work only in windows, it would be trivial to add support in AppArmor or SELinux.

The default Linux security model of a simplistic (designed in the early 70s BTW, Linus got it from early Unix) model based on R/W/E is too primitive and coarse to be useful, but that is of course why AppArmor and SELinux were made, to give the MUCH better NTFS style ACLs (designed by Dave Cutler originally for VMS and he brought them to Windows when he designed NTFS) so that Linux could have fine grained security with permission levels.

So if you want to keep making straw men go right ahead but you can try to spin it all you want but in the end you can't change the facts, which are that good security practices are good, bad practices are bad, and that running the browser in the same permissions as the user is just dumb and that is EXACTLY what Firefox does and there is nothing you can say that will change that, nor will it change that there are browsers out there that don't make such a stupid mistake.

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