Ubuntu 15.04 Will Attempt To Better Update CPU Microcodes
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 15 March 2015 at 08:33 AM EDT. 27 Comments
UBUNTU --
With next month's release of Ubuntu 15.04, CPU microcode updates will attempted to be better handled.

Dimitri John Ledkov of Intel has added support to the Ubuntu-Drivers-Common framework for having CPU family detection and being able to install the appropriate CPU microcode update packages depending on the reported processor family. It's basically just making sure the right CPU microcode packages are installed rather than having them not installed or having all of them in place.


Ledkov wrote about this small change on his blog and mentions several times about Intel CPU support but didn't explicitly mention whether AMD CPU/APUs will be covered by this ubuntu-drivers-common addition.

Hopefully in due time Ubuntu Linux will get with doing better UEFI BIOS updates too, similar to the Red Hat / GNOME work to make system BIOS updates very easy and reliable.
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