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Re: Important announcement for Windows

Postby Nelsona » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:02 pm

The bump here, speaking about updates.
I went to get the new year 2018 up-to-date. I wasted entire evening, around 2.5 hours VIA batch updating Xp OS on my rig, and I did only those between April 2014 - December 2017 not all of them, those older being already installed... and I won't mention time for building all requirements and downloading required KB files, eh... sometimes patience is helpful... majority are SecurityUpdates and very few are HotFix types, then some Critical ones...

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Re: Important announcement for Windows

Postby a nameless entity » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:44 pm

Okay.........

Here's an interesting twist that I heard about on TV. There's something going on, or wrong with Intel processors. They can be fixed but the fix slows them down a lot.

I may not have that exactly right. Anyone care to clarify what is happening?

And does this mean I should consider an AMD processor for my new PC I hope to have built by next May?
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Re: Important announcement for Windows

Postby Hermskii » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:46 pm

Intel procs are all screwed and most AMD's also. Just wait 1/2 a year and everything should be cleared up or twice as bad!
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Re: Important announcement for Windows

Postby a nameless entity » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:09 pm

Heh, so I get to put off buying a new pc for even longer?!? :lol: It seems the flaw exploits are called Meltdown and Spectre. PC mag says that AMD processors are immune to "Meltdown" but are vulnerable to one of the two "Spectre" exploits.

Here's a few links I grabbed quickly:

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3247749 ... ectre.html

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3245606 ... c-mac.html

https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/03/a-maj ... cessors-2/

https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/3/16844 ... dows-linux
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Re: Important announcement for Windows

Postby a nameless entity » Fri May 04, 2018 2:59 pm

Gibson Research has released a utility called InSpectre
that may prove useful to some of you out there.

:idea: The impression I've gotten from a quick search on the progress against the CPU exploits Spectre and Meltdown suggest that waiting a bit longer to buy a PC may be a good idea.
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