Fix for new vulnerability may slow your computer down a lot

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  1. Boyd

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    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/02/intel_cpu_design_flaw/

    • A fundamental design flaw in Intel's processor chips has forced a significant redesign of the Linux and Windows kernels...

    • Microsoft is expected to publicly introduce the necessary changes to its Windows operating system in an upcoming Patch Tuesday

    • Similar operating systems, such as Apple's 64-bit macOS, will also need to be updated

    • these updates to both Linux and Windows will incur a performance hit on Intel products. The effects are still being benchmarked, however we're looking at a ballpark figure of five to 30 per cent slow down
     
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    Sounds like a mess
     
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