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    AsuMagic
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  • AsuMagic
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    Originally posted by Mystro256 View Post
    So rather than suggesting to update the non-free FW to something more secure, it would rather you stick with the old, less secure non-free FW that comes on the chip because suggesting a non-free firmware update would violate your freedom?

    The logic seems incoherent to me.
    Yeah, exactly, non-free software is okay as long as it cannot be replaced now?

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  • Mystro256
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    So rather than suggesting to update the non-free FW to something more secure, it would rather you stick with the old, less secure non-free FW that comes on the chip because suggesting a non-free firmware update would violate your freedom?

    The logic seems incoherent to me.

    EDIT: Better solution, rather than remove it, change the warning to something noting the HW is vulnerable.
    Mystro256
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    Last edited by Mystro256; 02 April 2018, 10:45 AM.

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  • GNU Linux-Libre 4.16 Released, Won't Warn You About Spectre/Meltdown Microcode Updates

    Phoronix: GNU Linux-Libre 4.16 Released, Won't Warn You About Spectre/Meltdown Microcode Updates

    The folks maintaining the GNU Linux-Libre downstream of the Linux kernel have released their kernel 4.16 release that pulls in yesterday's Linux 4.16 kernel but strips out parts that aren't entirely free software and eliminates support for loading binary-only modules, etc...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-4.16-Released
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