Dell Laptop question

Ron Morse rbmorse at comcast.net
Thu Jul 19 17:28:00 BST 2007


On Thu, 2007-07-19 at 17:22 +0300, Nigel Ridley wrote:

> Thanks for the advice. I just looked at the Thinkpad line-up and they all seem to 
> have the new Core2 duo processors - of which there is a serious warning:
> "At this time, I cannot recommend purchase of any machines based on the
> Intel Core 2 until these issues are dealt with (which I suspect will
> take more than a year). Intel must be come more transparent."
> 
> http://marc.info/?l=openbsd-misc&m=118296441702631
> 
That's Theo de Raadt of OpenBSD. He's well known for being ideologically
driven at times. Some people consider him a zealot. 

His opinion about the Core2Duo "bugs" -- errata, really, is not
universally shared. Here's Linux Torvalds on the same issue:    

http://www.realworldtech.com/forums/index.cfm?action=detail&id=80552&threadid=80534&roomid=2

If you actually look at the errata papers from Intel it becomes clear
who has a better handle on CPU engineering issues. 

Ron Morse




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