[lubuntu-users] Current State of Spectre and Meltdown

Aere Greenway Aere at Dvorak-Keyboards.com
Wed May 29 14:12:13 UTC 2019

On 5/27/19 2:06 PM, Barry Titterton wrote:
> I have been doing a bit of background reading about the CPU
> faults nicknamed Spectre and Meltdown, and have been getting more and
> more annoyed by what I have read. I would like to ask you all for your
> opinions on whether I am justified in my feelings.

In my case, I have a number of computers, most of which are used only as 
test machines for the software I develop and support (see 
https://keymusician.com/ ).

Other computers, I use in music performance, as musical instruments.

All of the above machines I only connect to the Internet for updating.  
I don't browse the Internet, or do e-mail on any of them, so the 
security requirements are not as great for these machines.

I only need one machine, on which I do Internet browsing and e-mail, 
that needs good, up-to-date security, and that machine I mainly run 
Linux on.

A bigger concern for me, is the ending of support for 32-bit 
architecture machines.  When that happens, I will have several machines 
that are only useful as musical instruments, and (to a more limited 
extent) as test machines.


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