Apparently, the major players (ARM, Microsoft, Linux, et al) have known about this for a while and are about to go public with patches. The upshot seems to be that the patches will result in a noticeable reduction in speed. Just as well I have an SSD, then.
I don’t understand the technicalities so I hope some of our expert Forum members will be able to keep us up-to-date, as the situation unfolds, on what it all means for us. If anything.
[EDIT] Ought to have been under “News & Events” - sorry.
It’s going to be difficult to comment on this until all the facts are made clear Keith. As you say Intel are playing down the speed impact and that it’s only an Intel issue … see the press statement they released here:
This bit of their statement however raised an eyebrow:-