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An Initial Look At Spectre V4 "Speculative Store...   Processors   22 May 2018
DragonFlyBSD 5.3 Works Towards Performance...   Operating Systems   21 May 2018
AMD Ryzen 7 Performance On Windows 10, Windows Server...   Operating Systems   07 Apr 2018
A Look At The Relative Spectre/Meltdown Mitigation...   Operating Systems   23 Mar 2018
An Early Look At The Linux 4.16 Kernel Performance...   Software   10 Mar 2018
Fresh Linux 4.16 Kernel Benchmarks With KPTI &...   Software   05 Mar 2018
Windows 10 WSL vs. Linux Performance For Early 2018   Operating Systems   22 Feb 2018
Benchmarking Amazon EC2 Instances vs. Various...   Software   20 Feb 2018
A Look At The Plethora Of Linux 4.16 Kernel Features...   Software   11 Feb 2018
Amazon EC2 Cloud Compute Performance: December vs....   Operating Systems   10 Feb 2018
EXT4 vs. XFS vs. Btrfs vs. F2FS With Linux 4.15...   Storage   20 Jan 2018
Debian vs. Ubuntu vs. CentOS vs. openSUSE vs. Clear...   Operating Systems   12 Jan 2018
KPTI + Retpoline Linux Benchmarking On Old Laptops   Software   11 Jan 2018
Benchmarking Linux With The Retpoline Patches For...   Software   08 Jan 2018
NVIDIA Gaming Performance Minimally Impacted By KPTI...   Linux Gaming   04 Jan 2018

Spectre Linux News

FreeBSD 11.2 Beta 3 Brings LLVM Updates, Various Fixes   BSD   26 May 2018
DragonFlyBSD 5.2.1 Released   BSD   23 May 2018
Spectre V2 & Meltdown Linux Fixes Might Get...   Linux Kernel   23 May 2018
Linux 4.9, 4.14, 4.16 Point Releases Bring SSBD For...   Linux Kernel   22 May 2018
ARM64 Mitigation Posted For Spectre 4 / SSBD   Linux Kernel   22 May 2018
Linux 4.17 Lands Initial Spectre V4 "Speculative...   Linux Kernel   22 May 2018
Spectre Variants 3A & 4 Exposed As Latest...   Linux Kernel   21 May 2018
LLVM 5.0.2 Released With Spectre Variant Two...   LLVM   16 May 2018
Linux 4.9.100, Linux 4.16.9 Bring More Spectre V1...   Linux Kernel   16 May 2018
Linux 4.17 Gets More Spectre V1 Fixes   Linux Kernel   13 May 2018
FreeBSD 11.2 Beta Now Available For Testing   BSD   12 May 2018
CVE-2018-8897 Opens Xen PV Systems Up To Exploit   Virtualization   09 May 2018
DragonFlyBSD Finishes Up Spectre Mitigation, Fix For...   BSD   08 May 2018
Linux Kernel Hardens Sound Drivers Against Spectre V1...   Linux Kernel   05 May 2018
Linux 4.17, Ryzen, Valve & Apple Looking For...   Phoronix   01 May 2018
The Big Features & Improvements Of The GCC 8...   GNU   30 Apr 2018
AMD AOCC 1.2 Compiler Released For Zen Systems, Brings...   AMD   28 Apr 2018
QEMU 2.12 Released With RISC-V, Spectre/Meltdown &...   Virtualization   25 Apr 2018
Celebrating 25 Years Of Work, NetBSD 8.0 RC1...   BSD   25 Apr 2018
NetBSD 8.0 RC1 Available, Bringing Initial USB 3.0...   BSD   20 Apr 2018
Meltdown/PTI Mitigation Impact On BSDs vs. Linux   BSD   18 Apr 2018
Solaris 11.4 Beta Updated With Spectre V1 Mitigation,...   Oracle   17 Apr 2018
A Look At The Meltdown Performance Impact With...   BSD   15 Apr 2018
Remaining Subsystem Updates Land Ahead Of Linux...   Linux Kernel   14 Apr 2018
Some FreeBSD 11.1, 12.0-CURRENT & TrueOS 18.03...   BSD   10 Apr 2018
DragonFlyBSD 5.2 Now Available With HAMMER2...   BSD   10 Apr 2018
The Big Changes Merged This Week For The Linux 4.17...   Linux Kernel   08 Apr 2018
IBM s390 Continues Working On Spectre Defense With...   Linux Kernel   03 Apr 2018
OpenBSD 6.3 Released With Spectre/Meltdown Mitigation,...   BSD   02 Apr 2018
GNU Linux-Libre 4.16 Released, Won't Warn You About...   GNU   02 Apr 2018
Linux 4.16, Ubuntu 18.04 & Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Have...   Phoronix   31 Mar 2018
More Windows Server vs. Linux Benchmark Tests With...   Operating Systems   31 Mar 2018
TrueOS 18.03 Released With Spectre/Meltdown Fixes,...   BSD   30 Mar 2018
Some Of The Best Additions In Linux 4.16   Linux Kernel   30 Mar 2018
DragonFlyBSD 5.2 Release Candidate Available With...   BSD   28 Mar 2018
LLVM 5.0.2-RC1 Released With Spectre Patches   LLVM   28 Mar 2018
Spectre/Meltdown Benchmarks & Evolving Linux GPU...   Free Software   25 Mar 2018
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Continues Prepping With The Linux...   Ubuntu   21 Mar 2018
AMD To Issue PSP/BIOS Firmware Updates For Recent...   AMD   21 Mar 2018
Fresh Benchmarks Of CentOS 7 On Xeon & EPYC...   Linux Kernel   20 Mar 2018
Linux 4.16-rc6 Released: Looking Good For Final...   Linux Kernel   19 Mar 2018
More Spectre + Meltdown Updates Heading Into Linux...   Linux Kernel   18 Mar 2018
Intel Icelake Server Chips To Support WBNOINVD &...   Intel   15 Mar 2018
GRUB Now Supports Multiple Early Initrd Images   GNU   14 Mar 2018
LLVM 5.0.2 Planned For Release At The End Of March...   LLVM   14 Mar 2018
Intel Rolls Out Updated, Post-Spectre CPU Microcode...   Intel   13 Mar 2018
AMD Secure Processor & Ryzen Chipsets Reportedly...   AMD   13 Mar 2018
Linux 4.16-rc5 Kernel Released   Linux Kernel   11 Mar 2018
LLVM 6.0 Released With C++14 Default, Intel/AMD...   LLVM   08 Mar 2018
Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS Released, Makes Use Of Ubuntu...   Ubuntu   01 Mar 2018
Raven Ridge, Vulkan & Another Valve Linux...   Phoronix   28 Feb 2018
Linux 4.16 Receives More Spectre & Meltdown...   Linux Kernel   26 Feb 2018
Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel R5 Running On...   Oracle   25 Feb 2018
LLVM / Clang 6.0 Should Be Released Soon With Its Many...   LLVM   25 Feb 2018
Linux 4.15 Kernel Is Now The Default In Ubuntu 18.04...   Ubuntu   23 Feb 2018
Another Potential Performance Optimization For KPTI...   Linux Kernel   23 Feb 2018
OpenBSD Gets Mitigated For Meltdown CPU Vulnerability   BSD   21 Feb 2018
MIPS Gets Spectre Variant Two Mitigation In LLVM   LLVM   21 Feb 2018
Linux 4.16-rc2 Kernel Released   Linux Kernel   18 Feb 2018
FreeBSD Finally Gets Mitigated For Spectre &...   BSD   17 Feb 2018
Linux 4.14 & 4.15 Get KPTI Protection For 64-bit...   Linux Kernel   17 Feb 2018
Spectre & KPTI Get More Fixes In Linux 4.16,...   Linux Kernel   15 Feb 2018
Show Your Love For Linux Hardware & Benchmarking...   Premium   14 Feb 2018
Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS Planned For Release 1 March   Ubuntu   14 Feb 2018
Phoronix Test Suite 7.8 Officially Released For...   Phoronix Test Suite   14 Feb 2018
DragonFlyBSD Adds New "Ptr_Restrict"...   BSD   14 Feb 2018
A Recap Of The Many Interesting Presentations At...   Linux Events   13 Feb 2018
EPYC vs. Xeon Gold In Nearly 200 Tests With Ubuntu On...   Hardware   12 Feb 2018
Linux 4.16-rc1 Kernel Released With Many Changes   Linux Kernel   11 Feb 2018
Raven Ridge Desktop APUs Come Out Tomorrow, The Likely...   AMD   11 Feb 2018
OpenBenchmarking.org Serves Up Its 29 Millionth...   Phoronix Test Suite   11 Feb 2018
GCC Lands s390 Compiler-Side Changes For Spectre V2   Hardware   11 Feb 2018
Core i9 7980XE vs. Threadripper 1950X On Linux 4.15...   AMD   10 Feb 2018
ARM's Spectre & Meltdown Mitigation Being...   Hardware   10 Feb 2018
S390 Architecture Gets Spectre Mitigation With...   Hardware   09 Feb 2018
Spectre V1 Mitigation & Other Spectre/Meltdown...   Hardware   08 Feb 2018
LLVM 6.0 RC2 Released, Retpoline Support Still...   LLVM   07 Feb 2018
Phoronix Test Suite 7.8 Milestone 3 Brings More...   Phoronix Test Suite   06 Feb 2018
Jon Masters On Understanding Spectre & Meltdown...   Linux Events   05 Feb 2018
NetBSD Has SVS To Mitigate Meltdown, Still Working On...   BSD   05 Feb 2018
Spectre V1 Mitigation, IBPB Support Sent In For Linux...   Linux Kernel   04 Feb 2018
Purism Might Develop An X11-Free Wayland Compositor...   Wayland   02 Feb 2018
Linux 4.16 Is Off To A Busy Start With Big New...   Linux Kernel   01 Feb 2018
Spectre & Meltdown Defined January 2018   Phoronix   01 Feb 2018
64-bit ARM Gets Mitigations For Spectre & Meltdown...   Hardware   30 Jan 2018
OPNsense 18.1 BSD Firewall/Network OS Released   BSD   29 Jan 2018
Spectre / Meltdown Code Gets Cleaned Up, Improvements...   Linux Kernel   29 Jan 2018
Linux 4.16 Is Tightening Up Access To /dev/mem By...   Linux Kernel   29 Jan 2018
Linux 4.15 Is Set To Sail Today With AMDGPU DC, Zen...   Linux Kernel   28 Jan 2018
OpenSUSE Rolling Out Retpoline Support, Xen...   SUSE   28 Jan 2018
Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS Delayed Due To Spectre &...   Ubuntu   27 Jan 2018
GCC 7.3 Released With Spectre V2 Mitigation Support   GNU   25 Jan 2018
Chrome 64 Ships With Spectre/Meltdown Mitigation, CSS...   Google   24 Jan 2018
Initial Retpoline Support Added To LLVM For Spectre v2...   LLVM   22 Jan 2018
GCC 7.3 Scheduled For Release On Thursday   GNU   22 Jan 2018
Some Of The Features Coming To The Linux 4.16 Kernel   Linux Kernel   21 Jan 2018
Linux 4.15 Expected To Be Released Today, But It Might...   Linux Kernel   21 Jan 2018
Spectre Variant One Mitigations Will Be Sent In For...   Linux Kernel   20 Jan 2018
Ubuntu Preparing Kernel Updates With IBRS/IBPB For...   Ubuntu   18 Jan 2018
GCC 7.3 Preparing For Release To Ship Spectre Patches   GNU   17 Jan 2018