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Re: [Full-disclosure] Two MSIE 6.0/7.0 NULL pointer crashes

From: Dan Kaminsky <dan_at_nospam>
Date: Wed Jan 20 2010 - 18:25:11 GMT
To: Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu


On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 7:00 PM, <Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu> wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Jan 2010 10:38:34 EST, James Matthews said:
>
>> Why doesn't microsoft throw some of it's weight behind Mozilla and ditch IE
>> forever. It doesn't suit their image.
>
> Unfortunately, the PR doesn't work that way. Do you really want to be buying
> an entire operating system from somebody who just admitted they can't even
> produce a workable browser with all their resources?
>
> (Note this works differently in the Linux world, where the kernel crew doesn't
> even pretend to write browsers, and the Firefox crew *just* does browsers, and
> somebody else *just* does OpenOffice, and distros (for the most part) just worry
> about integration issues, and everybody only claims to do their little part
> well)

Seriously. I mean, just look at Linux, Firefox, and OpenOffice. Pristine code, not a single security vulnerability between them :)



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