[lubuntu-users] Current State of Spectre and Meltdown
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
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
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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