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Summer is now firmly upon us, and depending on where you are, the weather could be just about anything from stupidly hot to unbearably wet and cold right now given the state of the climate. Well, anyway, Microsoft, Adobe, and SAP have dropped the July editions of their monthly security updates, so there's at least one storm …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Edge and IE ????

    "As it does every month, Microsoft addressed a handful of remote code execution bugs in the scripting engines for its Edge and Internet Explorer browsers."

    Please remind me. Edge was supposed to be a complete rewrite of IE, right ? And all flaws are common to both ...

    How come ?

    1. Ken Hagan Gold badge

      Re: Edge and IE ????

      At the time of its original announcement, MS said that Edge was *not* a re-write. It was the IE codebase with all the back-compat stuff taken out, presumably in the hope that what was left would be far simpler and cleaner and therefore easier to maintain and push forward.

      If every flaw is common to both, then this might indicates that the back-compat stuff was the only bit that worked, or that the back-compat stuff is no longer being targetted by Bad People, or that MS no longer care about bugs that are in IE only.

      1. Loyal Commenter Silver badge

        Re: Edge and IE ????

        My undersatanding is that, since then, Microsoft have adopted the Chromium engine as the core of Edge, so whilst it is no longer based on IE, it is now based on Chrome, but presumably rather than tracking you and reporting back to Google, it tracks you and reports back to Microsoft...

        1. Mr Humbug

          Chromium based Edge is on preview at the moment. Presumably the EdgeHTML version will still need patches until the last version of Windows (1903/1809 ??) that uses it goes out fo support.

          Although it's also conceievable that Chromium will push EdgeHTML out of those versions too - there's a preview of it for Win7 now.

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Edge and IE ????

        "At the time of its original announcement, MS said that Edge was *not* a re-write. It was the IE codebase with all the back-compat stuff taken out, presumably in the hope that what was left would be far simpler and cleaner and therefore easier to maintain and push forward."

        This was not my understanding. You may be right, though, otherwise, there wouldn't be any common bugs between IE and edge.

        Anyway, if you're right, to me, there is no point to edge at all.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "The update also impacts SQL Server 2017 on Linux and Linux Docker Containers. Considering SQL Servers are generally part of an enterprise’s critical infrastructure, definitely test and deploy this patch to your SQL Servers quickly."

    If it's enterprise critical and you run Linux, making the company depend on a Microsoft product could almost be considered criminal negligence.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      re: If it's enterprise critical and you run Linux....

      ...making the company depend on a Microsoft product could almost be considered a pragmatic, technical solution. Writing off a possible implementation because it's written by a company you don't like could almost be considered criminal negligence.

      Technology keeps moving, stick in the past and get left behind or go with it and help steer it in the right direction.

  3. elvisimprsntr

    It's 2019, why does anyone use anything from Adobe?

    FIFY

    1. Loyal Commenter Silver badge

      Because companies still have coloured pencil departments.

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