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    Sticky: [ubuntu] Re: Meltdown and Spectre Discussion Sticky

    Did the kernel packages install or not (3), if not then they're not an upgrade but stand-alone meaning you need to specifically install them.
    Note that those ppa packages may never get updated or...
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    Sticky: [ubuntu] Re: Meltdown and Spectre Discussion Sticky

    Some spectre mitigation is via the microcode & a matching kernel
    So for example on 16.04 here screen 1 shows more so-called protection on 4.13.0-29-generic vs. screen 2 which is the latest...
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    works ok here on a haswell machine though it's still in proposed. Possibly 10+ hrs ago it wasn't as ready to be used.
    Maybe wait till released then see how it treats you...
    For what it's worth or...
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    Sticky: [ubuntu] Re: Meltdown and Spectre Discussion Sticky

    If you want to see where you *may* stand download this script, unpack, & run. As far as to intel microcode part of it's name may be partially in hex, for example here my family is 6, model is 60,...
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    Sticky: [ubuntu] Re: Meltdown and Spectre Discussion Sticky

    I believe intel-microcode is not default installed so users would need to either have already enabled it in > Software & Updates > Additional Drivers or install it manually, (sudo apt install...
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    Sticky: [ubuntu] Re: Meltdown and Spectre Discussion Sticky

    I would just wait for the kernels to come to you, should not be long..
    As far as the 16.04 hwe (edge) i installed, it's only in proposed & is missing signed images atm.
    There is from what i see...
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    Sticky: [ubuntu] Re: Meltdown and Spectre Discussion Sticky

    16.04 should have pti in the release kernel now or shortly, 16.04-HWE has it in the edge kernel - ex.
    4.13.0-24-generic #28~16.04.1-Ubuntu


    18.04 has it in proposed, somewhat incomplete...
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    Sticky: [ubuntu] Re: Meltdown and Spectre Discussion Sticky

    As a run of the mil, no nothing personal laptop user this concerns me not at all. Actually I'm hoping that hype & the resultant consumer hysteria provides a chance to get a new Intel laptop shortly...
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