Meltdown and Spectre bug, patch details and performance impact on Windows.

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  1. Gromett

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    Doesn't seem too bad on a first skim apart from some older hardware.
    I had to laugh at the "Conclusions". They are anything but as far as scientific papers should be written but obviously there are huge commercial aspects at stake.
     
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    To be fair to MS, This security bug was not of their own causing (for once). This is the most open I have ever seen them be on a bug report...
    I am being fairly complementary to them as they do appear to have done everything possible this time. Normally I do not even waste time on them as I really don't like MS as a company nor their software.
     
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    Indeed, I feel sorry for the companies unwittingly caught up in this.
     
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    Definitely effected my machine, wot now dropping frames. Still it's an excuse to buy a new machine.:D
     
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    Well I read it and didn't understand a word. Have we gone from the free and easy days of plug and play, to needing an in house IT department
     
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    And MS have just pulled the updates for machines with AMD CPU's as it could possibly brick them!
     

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