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From: Mark Knecht <markknecht@×××××.com>
To: Gentoo User <gentoo-user@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-user] New laptop - AMD or Intel?
Date: Mon, 09 Mar 2020 17:50:03
Message-Id: CAK2H+eebOAbKtowmgNOOEdgXEF6_A-9PjPU2kz6YVR+1PanN4w@mail.gmail.com
In light of recent news and the 2 threads here about AMD and Intel
vulnerabilities I of course would have my only Windows machine apparently
start to die. As it's quite old, circa 2006 or so, I'm forced to at least
consider purchasing something to replace it.

This machine has only been used over the last 3-4 years for a few Win 10
recording studio music applications. That's likely to be true for the
near-term future but would eventually run Linux if I manage to get rid of
these last few holdouts. There's no financial data on it and very little
that's personal but it does reside on the main network in my home. It's not
generally used for browsing the web in any general way although it has been
used in the past to download soft synth patches and updates from music app
vendors.

My reading of the two recent threads are that neither is likely to be a big
problem for a closed hardware platform like a laptop, and especially for a
machine at home, but forced to choose I should probably go with an AMD
machine at this time.

Would that be the consensus of the group here?

thanks,
Mark

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[gentoo-user] Re: New laptop - AMD or Intel? Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards@×××××.com>