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Post#1 by donald » 30 Aug 2017, 13:57

If I understand this correctly, we no longer have control
over what is happening on our computers.
(Have we ever been in control?)

be warned, much text
https://chiefio.wordpress.com/2017/02/0 ... rocessors/

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Post#2 by n0ctilucient » 31 Aug 2017, 13:32

Last edited by n0ctilucient on 06 Sep 2017, 13:17, edited 8 times in total.
At all times my preference is to speak for myself... so I refuse to tell anyone what to do.
However... if they question (or challenge) me I reserve the right to tell them what I would do.

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Post#3 by donald » 31 Aug 2017, 14:47

Hi

So far, I've been lucky. I have always used AMD processors
and production years before 2012/13 do not seem to be affected by this.

I found some technical articles about it and also some videos where people were speaking
about it at hacker conferences.

But why is it so quiet in the community?
I would have expected a "shitstorm".
Doesn't anybody know or does nobody care anymore?

OK,as a windows user one might think, who cares, the system is open anyway.
But the Linux / BSD guys..??
Only the libreboot guys have a clear opinion about how to proceed.

Or is it all just half as bad in the end? - I'm not so sure about that.

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Post#4 by n0ctilucient » 31 Aug 2017, 15:43

@ Libreboot they are very serious... I wanted to use something more powerful
than the X200 and my update service chewed me out Richard Stallman style.

The Libreboot project is totally hostile to binary blobs.

These guys read me the riot act (so I had to compromise)...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/232179148578?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

I guess I should also mention Libreboot has been forked by it's
community after their lead developer's fight w/ Richard Stallman.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page= ... reboot-RMS

thus still in it's infancy...
http://librecore.info/

also noteworthy...
https://copperhead.co/android/

I am willing pay this project to make a custom version for my Asus
Padfone tablet. It's not Porteus but this project is ahead of their time.

Whether X86 or ARM I'm trying to imitate Copperhead and Alpine w/ my
Porteus project. It's a lot of heavy lifting but I'll get there eventually.

Unfortunately... being self taught means a long learning curve.
I year ago I couldn't even spell C-O-M-P-I-L-E-R. :wall:

I've only recently begun compiling the first "hardened" Slackware toolchain packages.
At all times my preference is to speak for myself... so I refuse to tell anyone what to do.
However... if they question (or challenge) me I reserve the right to tell them what I would do.

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