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  1. RHEL gets loads of features backported and this...

    RHEL gets loads of features backported and this is a tiny one, so I'd expect them to do it. It might take them a while though.
  2. It has nothing to do with vendor lock-in. It's an...

    It has nothing to do with vendor lock-in. It's an open-source project (Chromium) deciding to depend on a recent feature in the Linux kernel. The feature is upstream and most of the popular...
  3. It's a new feature, not a bug fix... you don't...

    It's a new feature, not a bug fix... you don't what happened or understand the issue this addresses but yet you're using it to confirm your pre-existing bias, nice.
  4. Since 1.16 X.Org can run as a regular user on...

    Since 1.16 X.Org can run as a regular user on Linux without any hacks thanks to logind. Wayland takes this further and isolates input and buffers between applications instead of letting them grab all...
  5. ntpd can be run as non-root but it holds onto the...

    ntpd can be run as non-root but it holds onto the CAP_SYS_TIME capability. It's set up this way by default in the packages for these daemons (chrony / ntpd) on Arch Linux and I expect that other...
  6. X.org supports running as non-root now, which...

    X.org supports running as non-root now, which makes most of these vulnerabilities unremarkable. Any application with an X11 handle can grab all input events and view / manipulate all of the other...
  7. It's not nearly as bad as a web browser. At least...

    It's not nearly as bad as a web browser. At least 3 remote code execution vulnerabilities every 6 weeks here, and usually a lot more:
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  8. Pepper is also the API exposed to NaCl / PNaCl...

    Pepper is also the API exposed to NaCl / PNaCl applications, which is another layer of sandboxing within the OS sandbox similar to the JavaScript virtual machine but without the need for dynamic JIT...
  9. NPAPI defines an interface for libraries to hook...

    NPAPI defines an interface for libraries to hook into the browser. The plugins are not contained in any way so they greatly increase the attack surface of the browser, as a vulnerability in the...
  10. LLVM has a mergefunc optimization pass. It's not...

    LLVM has a mergefunc optimization pass. It's not currently enabled by default in Clang (due to lack of research into the compile-time vs. size reduction trade-off), but it's possible to flip it on.
  11. BTW, ÁBlock (https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock)...

    BTW, ÁBlock is nicer than Adblock. It's faster, lighter and zaps more of the requests to load advertisements rather than just hiding them.
  12. The problem is that it's incompatible with the...

    The problem is that it's incompatible with the Linux kernel license, so it's never going to be included upstream. The reality of out-of-tree kernel modules is that they need to play catch-up on API...
  13. I think you're placing the blame on the browser...

    I think you're placing the blame on the browser for driver problems. In my experience, the Nvidia driver doesn't handle concurrent OpenGL usage from multiple applications well. For example, the...
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    Clang implements the language features required...

    Clang implements the language features required for C11 threads like _Thread_local, atomics and the memory model. The rest is up to the C standard library implementation but it's trivial to implement...
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    Neither Clang and GCC includes an implementation...

    Neither Clang and GCC includes an implementation of the C standard library. Both compilers support the C11 / C++11 memory model including the atomic operations. It's not up to them to provide the...
  16. It does have VAAPI but it's disabled in a...

    It does have VAAPI but it's disabled in a non-ChromeOS build because they don't want to officially support it across lots of kernel versions / hardware.
  17. KMSCON can do that, and it was written by the...

    KMSCON can do that, and it was written by the same person who is working on console support in systemd. They would need to add optional dependencies that are quite heavy though.
  18. It's not based on bundles. It doesn't accomplish...

    It's not based on bundles. It doesn't accomplish the purely functional goal by losing any dependency sharing between packages. It does it by putting a hash of the dependency versions (recursively) /...
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    Chrome doesn't offer additional features over...

    Chrome doesn't offer additional features over Chromium beyond a more colourful logo. It ships with the Flash and PDF plugins, but these can also be used with Chromium. The PDF plugin is now...
  20. A common argument raised against doing it is that...

    A common argument raised against doing it is that the output would be incomprehensible. Since there are plenty of mirrors providing 10-20MB/s throughout, it's unlikely to receive much attention. If...
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