[GTALUG] Intel Meltdown Bug -- Conundrum For New Desktop PC Build Spec (to run debian Linux) -- Switch From Intel CPU To AMD CPU ??

Jamon Camisso jamon.camisso at utoronto.ca
Mon Jan 8 20:38:11 EST 2018

On 2018-01-08 04:48 PM, Andrew Paolucci via talk wrote:
> Hi Steve,
> I believe from what is bouncing around the internet the upcoming line of Intel Processors this year will still have the physical bug and the software patch is seen as the "fix" for the foreseeable future. I was hoping for a refund/return program similar to the Pentium floating point bug. If you are willing to keep supporting Intel after this snafu I don't see a point in waiting unless it's for new tech, not secure tech. AMD is a solid option moving forward though, no hidden network stack or Minx OS onboard.

Sadly, AMD also has a separate chip with its own OS, and it has a buffer
overflow flaw (that is supposed to be fixed soon with bios/uefi updates):


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