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

Lennart Sorensen lsorense at csclub.uwaterloo.ca
Wed Jan 10 11:35:06 EST 2018

On Mon, Jan 08, 2018 at 04:48:13PM -0500, Andrew Paolucci via talk wrote:
> 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.

I think a big difference is that when the FDIV issue was found, the
pentium was still a current in production CPU.  Swapping them out was
an option.

I am pretty sure intel isn't making Pentium Pro processors on a 350nm
process anymore.

Len Sorensen

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