Linked by Kroc Camen on Sat 17th Oct 2009 05:27 UTC
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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beware the .net
by k.g.stoyanov on Sat 17th Oct 2009 10:25 UTC
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Keep .NET away from your computer!!

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RE: beware the .net
by Kroc on Sat 17th Oct 2009 10:42 in reply to "beware the .net"
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Better than that, keep developers away from .NET! _Nobody_ should be forcing browser users to accept this crap. I swear Microsoft are doing everything in their power to usurp HTML/CSS/JS with *any* other technology, as long as they own it.

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RE[2]: beware the .net
by golimpio on Sat 17th Oct 2009 15:09 in reply to "RE: beware the .net"
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Better than that, keep users away from Windows ;)

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RE[2]: beware the .net
by Hiev on Sat 17th Oct 2009 16:56 in reply to "RE: beware the .net"
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Honestly what a stupid answer, HTML/CSS/JS are not the total answer for web or desktop or anything, I've used .NET and HTML/CSS/JS, and damn the last combination makes your life misserable, who ever invented the CSS layout system should be judged for crimes againts the humanity, the browser may be optimized to run JS "at the speed of light" but is still interpretated code inside a browser, that makes it slow and CPU hungry (just try using Google Wave and you'll see, I don't know how google plans to make that thing reliable w/o a pluggin).

In other words, get a clue.

Edited 2009-10-17 17:01 UTC

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nt_jerkface Member since:

Sorry but .net is too useful as a platform and is a security improvement over traditional Win32 c++ development.

This is a case that shows we need better security when it comes to plugins. If you actually wanted to keep developers away from a type of plugin for security reasons you would have a better case with flash.

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RE: beware the .net
by lemur2 on Sun 18th Oct 2009 11:51 in reply to "beware the .net"
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Keep .NET away from your computer!!

Even better - keep Windows away from your computer.

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