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Update intel-microcode to 20200616
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Source code for latest version:
https://github.com/intel/Intel-Linux-Processor-Microcode-Data-Files/releases/tag/microcode-20200616

The value-add of updating this package is primarily for the security updates. With threats like Spectre and Meltdown, keeping the CPU microcode updated to the most current version is essential. We are currently 4 releases (versions 20200508, 20200520, 20200609, and 20200616) or about 1 year behind Intel's most current version of intel-microcode for Linux. This is an unacceptable state of affairs, especially for a distro that specializes in desktop computers and seeks to bring the latest and greatest software to their users in a stable and secure fashion. Please upgrade this ASAP, @DataDrake.

intel-microcode for Linux release tag, for backup of my claim that we are behind releases:
https://github.com/intel/Intel-Linux-Processor-Microcode-Data-Files/releases

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DataDrake triaged this task as High priority.
DataDrake moved this task from Backlog to Update Requested on the Software board.

In the future, please refrain from asking me specifically to do things. People know which packages are mine.

Girtablulu closed this task as Resolved.Dec 19 2020, 10:19 AM