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Windows 10 WSL vs. Linux Performance For Early 2018   Operating Systems   22 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
A Look At The Plethora Of Linux 4.16 Kernel Features...   Software   11 Feb 2018
The Performance Cost Of Spectre / Meltdown /...   Software   30 Aug 2018
Benchmarking Linux With The Retpoline Patches For...   Software   08 Jan 2018
Benchmarking Amazon EC2 Instances vs. Various...   Software   20 Feb 2018
AMD Ryzen 7 Performance On Windows 10, Windows Server...   Operating Systems   07 Apr 2018
The Performance Impact Of MDS / Zombieload Plus The...   Software   18 May 2019
Intel Core i5 8400 vs. i5 9400F...   Processors   05 Jun 2019
Looking At The Linux Performance Two Years After...   Software   13 Jan 2020
Spectre Mitigation Performance Impact Benchmarks On...   Software   15 Jul 2019
A Look At The Relative Spectre/Meltdown Mitigation...   Operating Systems   23 Mar 2018
Intel Core i9 9900K Spectre Mitigation Benchmarks   Software   31 Oct 2018
KPTI + Retpoline Linux Benchmarking On Old Laptops   Software   11 Jan 2018
The Spectre Mitigation Performance Impact On AMD Ryzen...   Processors   02 Dec 2020
The Desktop CPU Security Mitigation Impact On Ubuntu...   Operating Systems   13 Apr 2020
The Spectre/Meltdown Performance Impact On Linux 4.20,...   Software   17 Nov 2018
An Early Look At The Linux 4.16 Kernel Performance...   Software   10 Mar 2018
An Initial Look At Spectre V4 "Speculative Store...   Processors   22 May 2018
A Look At How The Linux Performance Has Evolved Since...   Processors   07 Jun 2019
Spectre Mitigation Performance Impact For Intel's...   Software   02 Apr 2021
A Look At The Clear Linux Performance Over The Course...   Operating Systems   14 Dec 2018
Ubuntu Server 20.04 CPU Security Mitigation...   Operating Systems   16 Apr 2020
Intel Core i7-1065G7 Ice Lake Linux Performance...   Processors   22 Oct 2019
Benchmarking The Performance Impact Of Speculative...   Software   03 Jul 2018
Benchmarking AMD FX vs. Intel Sandy/Ivy Bridge CPUs...   Software   24 May 2019
NVIDIA Gaming Performance Minimally Impacted By KPTI...   Linux Gaming   04 Jan 2018
Spectre/Meltdown Performance Impact Across Eight Linux...   Operating Systems   11 Mar 2019
The Current Spectre / Meltdown Mitigation Overhead...   Software   03 Mar 2019
The Performance Impact Of Spectre Mitigation On POWER9   Software   11 Nov 2018
The Spectre Mitigation Impact For Intel Ice Lake With...   Software   18 Oct 2019
AMD EPYC Rome Still Conquering Cascadelake Even...   Processors   12 Aug 2019
The Speculative Execution Impact For A 4-Core POWER9   Processors   12 Jun 2019
A Look At The CPU Security Mitigation Costs Three...   Software   06 Jan 2021
Fresh Linux 4.16 Kernel Benchmarks With KPTI &...   Software   05 Mar 2018
Amazon EC2 Cloud Compute Performance: December vs....   Operating Systems   10 Feb 2018
Initial Benchmarks Of The Spectre "SWAPGS"...   Software   07 Aug 2019
Benchmarking The Work-In-Progress Spectre/STIBP Code...   Software   23 Nov 2018
LLVM Lands Performance-Hitting Mitigation For Intel...   Software   03 Apr 2020
The Ongoing CPU Security Mitigation Impact On The Core...   Computers   30 May 2020
DragonFlyBSD 5.3 Works Towards Performance...   Operating Systems   21 May 2018
Trying DragonFlyBSD & FreeBSD On The Intel Core i9...   Operating Systems   14 Nov 2018
A Look At The MDS Cost On Xeon, EPYC & Xeon Total...   Software   20 May 2019

Spectre Linux News

A Global Switch To Kill Linux's CPU Spectre/Meltdown...   Linux Security   25 Aug 2018
MDS / Zombieload Mitigations Come At A Real Cost, Even...   Linux Security   16 May 2019
Spectre/Meltdown Mitigations Can Now Be Toggled With...   Linux Security   06 May 2019
Spectre/Meltdown/L1TF/MDS Mitigation Costs On An Intel...   Hardware   21 May 2019
AMD PSP Affected By Vulnerability   AMD   05 Jan 2018
Linus Torvalds Comments On STIBP & He's Not Happy...   Linux Kernel   19 Nov 2018
Google Publishes "Leaky.Page" Showing...   Google   12 Mar 2021
Linux 4.15 Kernel Is Now The Default In Ubuntu 18.04...   Ubuntu   23 Feb 2018
The Most Notable New Features Of The Linux 4.20 Kernel   Linux Kernel   20 Dec 2018
Some Of The Features Coming To The Linux 4.16 Kernel   Linux Kernel   21 Jan 2018
Improved Spectre/Meltdown Switches Might Finally Come...   Linux Security   06 Apr 2019
The Best Features Of The Linux 4.18 Kernel   Linux Kernel   07 Aug 2018
CVE-2019-1125 "SWAPGS" Is The Newest Spectre...   Linux Security   06 Aug 2019
From The Linux Perspective: What I Am Most Looking...   Linux Kernel   02 Jan 2019
The Big Features & Improvements Of The GCC 8...   GNU   30 Apr 2018
Intel CPUs Reportedly Vulnerable To New...   Linux Security   05 Mar 2019
AMD Retpoline Benchmarks From FX To Threadripper &...   AMD   16 Jan 2018
A Quick Look At The Debian 10.0 Buster vs. Debian 9.9...   Debian   17 Jun 2019
Linux 4.19 Certainly Is Going To Be A Big Kernel   Linux Kernel   10 Aug 2018
Google Makes Disclosure About The CPU Vulnerability...   Google   03 Jan 2018
L1 Terminal Fault - The Latest Speculative Execution...   Hardware   14 Aug 2018
Firefox 59 Is Dropping GTK2 Support   Mozilla   13 Jan 2018
Intel Prepares "Enhanced IBRS" As Better...   Linux Security   24 Jul 2018
OpenBSD Disabling SMT / Hyper Threading Due To...   Linux Security   19 Jun 2018
AMD Did NOT Disable Branch Prediction With A Zen...   AMD   06 Jan 2018
Linux 4.18 Kernel Officially Released   Linux Kernel   12 Aug 2018
Gaming Performance Only Faintly Touched By MDS /...   Linux Gaming   17 May 2019
More Linux Kernel & GCC Patches Come Out In The...   Linux Kernel   04 Jan 2018
Seven Changes We've Been Waiting On That You Will Not...   Linux Kernel   16 Apr 2020
OpenSUSE's Spectre Mitigation Approach Is One Of The...   SUSE   14 Apr 2019
MDS: The Newest Speculative Execution Side-Channel...   Intel   14 May 2019
PortSmash: A New Side-Channel Vulnerability Affecting...   Linux Security   02 Nov 2018
Linux Stable Updates Are Dropping The...   Linux Kernel   22 Nov 2018
Spectre Variants 3A & 4 Exposed As Latest...   Linux Security   21 May 2018
FreeBSD Finally Gets Mitigated For Spectre &...   Linux Security   17 Feb 2018
AMD Adding STIBP "Always-On Preferred Mode"...   Hardware   14 Dec 2018
The Combined Impact Of Retpoline + KPTI On Ubuntu...   Ubuntu   09 Jan 2018
New Spectre Variants Discovered By Exploiting Micro-op...   Linux Security   01 May 2021
Linux 5.10 ARM64 Has A "8~20x" Performance...   Arm   22 Oct 2020
Updated AMD Zen CPU Microcode Posted   AMD   29 Nov 2018
The NVIDIA 390 Driver Is Playing Nicely With Linux...   NVIDIA   10 Jan 2018
NVIDIA Confirms GPU Driver Fixes For Spectre   Linux Security   09 Jan 2018
Google Engineer Shows "SESES" For Mitigating...   LLVM   21 Mar 2020
LVI Attack Hits Intel SGX - Defeats Existing...   Intel   10 Mar 2020
S390 Architecture Gets Spectre Mitigation With...   Hardware   09 Feb 2018
Ubuntu Preparing Kernel Updates With IBRS/IBPB For...   Linux Security   18 Jan 2018
Linux Gaming Performance Can Be Impaired By STIBP, But...   Linux Kernel   18 Nov 2018
A Look At The Features Merged So Far For The Linux...   Linux Kernel   09 Jun 2018
Core i9 7980XE vs. Threadripper 1950X On Linux 4.15...   AMD   10 Feb 2018
Looking At Why Linux 5.0 Is Running Slower For Apache...   Linux Kernel   27 Feb 2019
A Complete Look At Spectre V1/V2/V4 & Meltdown   Linux Security   17 Jun 2018
Microsoft Finally Enables Retpolines For Windows 10...   Microsoft   01 Mar 2019
GCC 8 Patches Posted For Spectre Mitigation   Linux Security   08 Jan 2018
Google Engineer Uncovers Holes In Linux's Speculative...   Linux Security   09 Jun 2020
The 10 Most Interesting Features Of Linux 5.10   Linux Kernel   08 Dec 2020
OpenBSD & FreeBSD Are Still Formulating Kernel...   Linux Security   06 Jan 2018
AMD Publishes Security Analysis Of Zen 3...   AMD   02 Apr 2021
More AMD Family 19h (Zen 3) Code Trickling Into Linux...   AMD   12 Mar 2020
The New Features & Changes With The LLVM Clang 8.0...   LLVM   26 Feb 2019
Linux Kernel Gets Patch For New SpectreRSB...   Linux Security   26 Jul 2018
NetBSD 8.0 Officially Released With USB3 Support,...   BSD   21 Jul 2018
Zhaoxin 7-Series x86 CPUs Mitigated For Spectre V2 +...   Hardware   16 Jan 2020
The Big Changes Merged This Week For The Linux 4.17...   Linux Kernel   08 Apr 2018
NetSpectre Vulnerability Can Reveal Arbitrary Memory...   Linux Security   27 Jul 2018
Linux 4.16 Is Tightening Up Access To /dev/mem By...   Linux Kernel   29 Jan 2018
AMD Secure Processor & Ryzen Chipsets Reportedly...   AMD   13 Mar 2018
Linux Kernel Hardens Sound Drivers Against Spectre V1...   Linux Security   05 May 2018
Intel Posts Updated Microcode Files For Linux   Intel   10 Jan 2018
AMD CPUs Are Potentially Vulnerable To Spectre /...   Linux Security   12 Jan 2018
Spectre Mitigation Added To GCC 8, Seeking Backport To...   Linux Security   14 Jan 2018
Linux 4.19 Had A Very Exciting First Week Of New...   Linux Kernel   19 Aug 2018
Linux 5.12 Corruption, GNOME 40, AMD Milan, Rust In...   Phoronix   01 Apr 2021
Some Of The Best Additions In Linux 4.16   Linux Kernel   30 Mar 2018
Threadripper 2, Spectre, Steam Play / Proton &...   Phoronix   31 Aug 2018
Plenty Of Sound Changes To Be Heard With Linux 4.18   Hardware   07 Jun 2018
AMD Next Horizon: Zen 2, 7nm Vega, AMD On Amazon EC2   AMD   06 Nov 2018
Linux 5.7 For 64-bit ARM Brings In-Kernel Pointer...   Arm   31 Mar 2020
Oracle Ships Solaris 11.4 SRU18 - Finally Mitigates...   Oracle   19 Feb 2020
Linux Networking Performance To Improve Thanks To...   Linux Networking   07 Dec 2018
A Look At The Features Coming With LLVM 7.0 &...   LLVM   10 Sep 2018
The Big Set Of x86 Changes Hit The Linux 5.6 Kernel   Hardware   28 Jan 2020
Wine Performance May Be Impacted By Linux KPTI Patches   Linux Kernel   05 Jan 2018
LLVM / Clang 6.0 Should Be Released Soon With Its Many...   LLVM   25 Feb 2018
Ubuntu 17.10 To Be Re-Released Next Week   Ubuntu   05 Jan 2018
Linux Developers Are Once Again Trying To Enable Intel...   Intel   14 Apr 2020
Benchmarking The Current Spectre + Meltdown...   Linux Security   26 Jan 2019
GRUB Now Supports Multiple Early Initrd Images   GNU   14 Mar 2018
Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS Released, Makes Use Of Ubuntu...   Ubuntu   01 Mar 2018
Linux 4.16 Is Off To A Busy Start With Big New...   Linux Kernel   01 Feb 2018
EPYC vs. Xeon Gold In Nearly 200 Tests With Ubuntu On...   Hardware   12 Feb 2018
Retpoline Support Backport Lands In GCC 7   GNU   16 Jan 2018
The BSDs Get Promptly Mitigated For The MDS...   BSD   15 May 2019
Retpoline v5 Published For Fending Off Spectre Branch...   Linux Security   06 Jan 2018
Linux 4.14 vs. 4.20 Performance Benchmarks - The...   Linux Kernel   18 Dec 2018
Intel Icelake Server Chips To Support WBNOINVD &...   Intel   15 Mar 2018
Linux 5.1 Getting A Minor Spectre V2 Retpolines...   Linux Security   08 Mar 2019
NetBSD 8.0 Ready For Release With Spectre/Meltdown...   BSD   20 Jul 2018
Linux CoC, Debian, Speck & Kernel Happenings...   Free Software   28 Dec 2018
OpenBSD 6.4 Released - Disables SMT/HT By Default,...   BSD   18 Oct 2018
Spectre Variant One Mitigations Will Be Sent In For...   Linux Security   20 Jan 2018