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Re: GitHub Open Source Survey 2017

On Wed, Jun 07, 2017 at 01:49:54PM +0200, Christian Seiler wrote:
> > Or
> > that you can sanely run x86 without at least {intel,amd64}-microcode.
> Well, on some systems you can install BIOS/UEFI updates that will
> load newer microcode very early in the boot process. In that case
> you really don't need the {intel-amd64}-microcode packages, and
> you could potentially run just Debian main without any non-free
> software on the disk.
But they are generally updated less often than the Debian packages.
Also, it's a good idea to think about the difference between a system with
the microcode updated by UEFI and one with the microcode updated by a
Debian package wrt open sourceness and such stuff.


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