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SubjectRe: 64bit port
Followup to:  <E10dUur-0001vY-00@devel2.axiom.internal>
By author: David Woodhouse <>
In newsgroup:
> said:
> > the 64bit kernel is able to run 64bit applications as well (first
> > distributions with 64bit apps should be coming soon though).
> Does that mean the security problems with 64-bit code have been solved?
> The last I heard was that there were UltraSPARC bugs which made it
> undesirable to allow users to run 64-bit code, and Sun weren't
> giving out enough information to make a workaround.

I think that was only UltraSPARC I.

"The user's computer downloads the ActiveX code and simulates a 'Blue
Screen' crash, a generally benign event most users are familiar with
and that would not necessarily arouse suspicions."
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