Reply to post: Re: A Ubiquitous Weapon for Mass Distraction and Destruction and Disruptive Creation?

Vivaldi opens up an exciting new front in the browser wars, seeks to get around blocking with cunning code

Charles 9 Silver badge

Re: A Ubiquitous Weapon for Mass Distraction and Destruction and Disruptive Creation?

Easy way to put it. If it can't access the hardware at the metal (direct) level, it's not an operating system. One of its chief functions is to provide that access (in a controlled way) to the programs running on top of it. I've yet to see a browser that managed hard drives, partitions, filesystems, etc. or having to pass graphical primitives directly to the GPU for rendering, and so on...

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