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Re: Towards d-i wheezy beta 3

On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 11:44 +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:

> Also, we should mention somewhere (the install documentation?) that 
> non-free should be enabled to install microcode fixes which may be 
> critical to maintain the system stability.

Could you elaborate on this please? I have been running systems just fine
even though microcode.ctl (and corresponding microcode) was not installed and
a look at microcode.ctl's popcon [0] confirms that a majority of users do the

If system stability does, in fact, depend *critically* on the presence of
microcode does this also mean that everybody should install it? What are the
implications of not installing it?

[0] http://qa.debian.org/popcon.php?package=microcode.ctl
Wolodja <debian@babilen5.org>

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