Sadly this isn't the case. The most secure browser on the market for Windows 8 and Windows 10 is Google Chrome with Flash disabled. The sandbox for Chrome blows IE and Edges' sandbox out of the water.
All of the logic of the heavy lifting, rendering, parsing and so on of this "new browser" is done by the WebView control, and that's just IE written in C++ under the hood.
The force reboot part sounds particularly lame to me.
For server SKUs, each process has right to delay shutdown for 5 minute, they may get away from it with clean shutdown. Since Vista each process on Consumer SKUs has only 2 seconds to do cleanup. That means applications with lots to write when quit will do incomplete write on shutdown, and with transactionaly write on NTFS, it means your previous work is gone.
Realistically, I think it's the opposite. Servers have much more exposure to hackers than ordinary users. For example, it took hackers about 4 hours after Heartbleed was announced to have scanned the entire IPv4 range for servers that were vulnerable and begin exploiting them.
Servers also have no excuse for not building in redundancy. If your server can't handle an unexpected reboot, it can't handle a server crash either. All servers realistically should be at least pairs of machines as a clustered availability set so that one can handle the requests when the other goes down. In such a scenario, Windows Updates hard-rebooting the machine isn't even a problem so long as it doesn't hard-reboot all of the machines in the availability set all at the same time.
@evildictaitor: I agree that iOS was the reason both Flash and Silverlight died. (That was actually what I meant in my first response on the matter... I just didn't mention it explicitly.) But I feel that HTML5 put the nail in the coffin... otherwise there would have likely been a need for something like Flash or SL at some not-insignificant level.
I think that's the wrong way round. HTML5 was invented because Flash needed to be killed for iOS. On desktop machines, HTML's lack of slick graphics, video, audio or precision between browsers wasn't as big a deal, because you got those features via Flash. Apple's decision to remove flash necessitated adding to HTML all of the features that Flash was previously providing.
It's not that HTML5 killed Flash. It's that killing Flash created HTML5.
I did not view the abandonment of SL as a failure of SL more a casualty of a political war. Either way I just see this fellows IDEA ending up in the same waste basket as SL after countless hours spent...
A Superior/more Secure Technology is not necessarily a Successful Technology....
Silverlight didn't die because of HTML. It died because of iOS.
Then you'd ask them some relevant C# questions because knowing who Crockford is isn't at all correlated to their ability to perform the job you're potentially hiring them for?
Or was that not what you meant?
To be clear: I work with a lot of people day-to-day whose full-time job is killing Flash. But before Flash existed, the web was documents, not applications. Flash showed the world how the web could show us movies, slick animations, web-casts, awesome interactive games, online-radio, pod-casts, YouTube and Netflix.
Under the hood, Flash isn't great. But it enabled millions of web-developers to express themselves more freely, it drove forward the web as a place where you could write awesome applications that work on every platform, and made billions of dollars for Adobe in the process. And people forget that before Flash, any interactive content required downloading a new ActiveX-control, and all embedded media was embedded Windows Media Player.
And it's perhaps also a surprise that despite how many security vulnerabilities have been found - and continue to be found - in Flash, Flash made the world safer by making the overwhelming majority of Active-X controls obsolete.
Maybe Flash lived too long. But there is no question the web is better because it existed at all.
Flash totally dominated the browser market (on all browsers, including open-source ones) up until it was killed by Steve Jobs because he didn't like the fact Flash was draining too much battery on his proprietary iPhone devices. Flash's life and subsequent prolonged death have absolutely nothing to do with whether it was open-source or not.
If Microsoft can compile other languages down to asm.js it will mean people will be able to program their websites in languages that they are more used to, and that scale better with large teams of developers and high code-churn.