Since we agree with every word and punctuation in this article, we proudly republish it from the Sabotage Linux website:
Lately I see many developments in the linux FOSS world that sell themselves as progress, but are actually hugely annoying and counter-productive.
Counter-productive to a point where they actually cause major regressions, costs, and as in the case of GTK+3 ruin user experience and the possibility that we’ll ever enjoy “The year of the Linux desktop”.
After Spectre and Meltdown, and the wishful patching of Intel’s security holes, now there is “Foreshadow”
Intel has been notified by various researchers that yet another security gap has been found in their processors. The vulnerability affects its chip security technology called Software Guard Extensions (SGX). This technology has been used in Intel processors since 2015 (2nd generation i3,i5,i7,xeon 3400+, X99 and X299 and later/above. 1st gen i* and Core2Duo or earlier are safe. Continue reading