I do not suspect ulterior motives on Microsoft's part in this case, because
the Linux kernel is being patched in just the same way for just the same
On Wednesday 03 January 2018 at 11:17:37, Brian's Mail list account via
Oh really, well, I'm not so sure. It feeds into the mindset that says
Microsofts eventual aim is to lock people in to getting software from its
store and nowhere else in the 'interests' of security, when in reality they
want to do what Apple is doing, create an ecosystem and make it hard for
third parties to just allow their software to run on a system.
Whether you suspect ulterior motives or not is your choice.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Antony Stone" <antony.stone@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 10:03 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Will this patch to windows for Intel chips impact speed
A large number of security flaws (in both software and hardware) do not
get discovered for a long time after they crept into the design.
I think "if the security hole has been in the chips for a decade, I'm not
so sure its that much of an issue" is a dangerous assumption, and not
borne out by Microsoft's sudden activity to patch Windows in such a way
that it will have a definite performance penalty. If the 10-year old
security flaw were not much of a problem, Microsoft wouldn't react in a way
that unavoidably impacts the majority of Windows users.
On Wednesday 03 January 2018 at 10:52:15, Brian's Mail list account via
I hope that link works, but its easy to find on that site in any case.
I'm not saying this sounds like paranoia, as I do not know enough to make
such a comment, but if the security hole has been in the chips for a
decade, I'm not so sure its that much of an issue. at any rate I guess
all those out there with AMD chips will be chortling loudly.
If its a fault in the chip this seems that it could leave Intel open to
action to give everyone new chips!
When you find yourself arguing with an idiot,
you should first of all make sure that the other person isn't doing the same
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