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