On Sat 03 Feb 2018 at 07:47:43 (+0000), Michael Fothergill wrote: > On 2 February 2018 at 04:35, Andy Smith <a...@strugglers.net> wrote: > > > Hello, > > > > On Thu, Feb 01, 2018 at 11:53:36AM +0000, Michael Fothergill wrote: > > > Thus for anyone in the entire world who is new to linux,the most > > > efficient route at present could well be to install Fedora and be > > > stable and spectre protected out of the box rather than taking on > > > the indefatigable odyssey of installing Debian and waiting for > > > Debian security team to find solutions at whatever pace is > > > possible given the way the distro is currenty set up. > > > > "The way the distro is [currently] set up" is that the upstream > > Linux kernel project will provide backports to long term supported > > kernel versions and these will get folded into Debian stable as a > > security update. What you call an "indefatigable odyssey" will for > > the average Debian user be an unremarkable kernel upgrade. > > > I think it could be a remarkable or noticeable thing to a new debian or > linux user who > was interested to apply the latest available solution for e.g. spectre > together > with meltdown promptly to relatively standard installation.