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New ‘BootHole’ security Vulnerability revealed, puts millions of systems at risk including Linux & Windows OS

Security researchers at Eclypsium have discovered a new severe vulnerability that affects the bootloader process used by virtually every Linux system in use, and almost every Windows OS PC device using ‘Secure Boot’ with Microsoft’s standard Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) certificate authority. A high-rated security vulnerability found in the Secure Boot function of the majority of laptops, desktops, workstations and servers has been confirmed. Continue reading New ‘BootHole’ security Vulnerability revealed, puts millions of systems at risk including Linux & Windows OS

Linux creator ‘Linus Torvalds’ speaks about the lack of support of AVX-512 on Intel’s Alder Lake-S CPUs

Just few days ago I explained in one article about the lack of AVX-512 instruction support on Intel’s next-gen Alder Lake-S CPUs. Now, Linux and Git creator Linus Torvalds has commented on this, and shared his own views on the AVX-512 instruction set (Advanced Vector Extensions 512) found on select Intel processors. Continue reading Linux creator ‘Linus Torvalds’ speaks about the lack of support of AVX-512 on Intel’s Alder Lake-S CPUs

Linux creator Linus Torvalds calls Intel’s Spectre & Meltdown fixes “complete & utter carbage”

Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux, has bashed Intel’s Spectre and Meltdown fixes. In a public email exchange, Torvalds called Intel’s fixes “complete and utter carbage” and wondered what the f’ was going on. Continue reading Linux creator Linus Torvalds calls Intel’s Spectre & Meltdown fixes “complete & utter carbage”

Linux and Gaming: Episode 4

Alright it’s about that time again, but I’m also going to take a moment to tell you guys about my plans for the next article. A lot of you have been asking about the performance differences between Linux and Windows in terms of games so I figured why not benchmark both of them? I have a few games in mind that I know for sure that I am going to test, but if any of you have any suggestions, feel free to let me know in the comments. Continue reading Linux and Gaming: Episode 4