Re: "no self respecting spook would be caught using Microsoft Windows to do their spying"
@pascal and " haven't heard of a lot of Linux versions of the products that handle that"
Are you suggesting that there are no linux office/report products or that you have so little knowledge of that you are unaware that they exist?
Why not instead post "I know this is yet another windows problem but lets have a go at linux because that pays your bills"
These were windows exploits to be used as weapons by the NSA, if they have been copied by what is clearly considered a enemy power then one would hope that your beloved Microsoft/NSA would be rushing patch out,so removing the issues associated with handing your enemy your weapon. I wouldn't hold my breath though.