Linus Torvalds Says Intel’s Spectre Fix Is ‘Complete and Utter Garbage’

Original Linux developer Linus Torvalds has called Intel’s patches “COMPLETE AND UTTER GARBAGE.” He actually used caps lock, so you know he’s serious.

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Intel Issuing Updates for Meltdown, Spectre Reboot Problem on Older Platforms

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Intel’s initial Meltdown and Spectre patches for older systems caused frequent reboots and other issues. The company thinks it has nailed those problems down.

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Google Details Spectre and Meltdown Fixes for Its Cloud Services

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It wasn’t easy, but Google rolled out patches to its services, and you didn’t even notice.

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Microsoft Pulls Spectre, Meltdown Patches for Older AMD Systems

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Microsoft has halted the distribution of patches for Spectre, Meltdown on some AMD systems due to problems with BSODs and bricked systems.

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Steam now lets you move specific game installation folders

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The change patches one of Steam’s shortcomings and should make it easier to manage sprawling game libraries or free up disk space.

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Microsoft kills patch notes, will no longer explain most Windows 10 updates

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Microsoft has declared that it will no longer explain or detail the updates and patches it ships for Windows 10. Security updates are still disclosed, bug fixes, new features, troubleshooting information, or kernel updates are out of luck.

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Adobe acknowledges critical remote vulnerability in Flash, exploits already in the wild

Adobe on Saturday released an updated version of its Flash player software that patches an undisclosed vulnerability which could allow remote attackers to take control of Macs or PCs, urging users to update as the problem is being actively exploited by malicious actors.



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