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Microsoft silently fixes security holes in Windows 10 – dumps Win 7, 8 out in the cold

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Re: Gnome for Windows

"So they say but it totally operates like single clump as anything affects to everything else, all the time."

Not something I have often experienced since maybe Vista - which had a notable UI bug at RTM, or maybe on the odd occasion where the Windows 7 Explorer process needed restarting. Windows 10 is pretty good at letting me shut down anything that isn't happy with everything else remaining unaffected. Linux can be a bitch with hung / ghost process too!

"Browser hole is short cut to kernel operations? wtf?"

I think you refer to a font rendering issue in the kernel. Not a hole in the browser itself. The Edge browser runs in user mode.

There have been countless holes in IOS / OS-X where Safari browser exploits have attacked the kernel. Linux has also had quite a few recent local (and remote!)l kernel exploits - This isn't a Windows only problem:

https://www.engadget.com/2016/10/24/linux-exploit-gives-any-user-full-access-in-five-seconds/

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/09/28/linux_kernel_vuln/

https://a13xp0p0v.github.io/2017/03/24/CVE-2017-2636.html

etc.

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