Reply to post: Re: Not so great for anyone usign Intel CPUs or those who violate security command structure

Hate to ruin your day, but... Boffins cook up fresh Meltdown, Spectre CPU design flaw exploits

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Re: Not so great for anyone usign Intel CPUs or those who violate security command structure

Yes, I don't know why Torvalds and Tanenbaum didn't use Amiga, Motorola or PowerPC to develop Linux and Minix... probably they too are part of the great WinTel conspiration - while of course was IBM to select Intel for its PC, and once there were millions around who would have forced users towards a different incompatible one??

Without billions of WinTel machines ready to run a different OS, there would have been no Linux as well. Who would have tried and worked on it if it could run only on little used CPUs?

That of course doesn't excuse Intel for its big blunders - being the main computing platform also means you have big responsibilities for security.

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