Trade security with performance

The recent CPU flaw caused quite a mess. Most recent linux kernels have the problems patched, but what if I am willing to trade security for performance? I’ll need to compile my own kernel and here is how to do that on Ubuntu 17. apt install git build-essential kernel-package fakeroot libncurses5-dev libssl-dev ccache wget https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/linux-4.15.tar.xz tar Jxvf linux-4.15.tar.xz cd linux-4.15 First, we need to make oldconfig. Basically copy the kernel…

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Flash on Ubuntu+Firefox

It’s the most annoying thing when every now and then, your flash version is outdated and it won’t load the pages you visit every day. For me, this solved the problem: First, install pepperflashplugin-nonfree. It’s avaialble from official repository on Ubuntu 14.04. But this only install the plugin for chrome. Second, install the Fresh Player plugin from http://www.webupd8.org/2014/05/install-fresh-player-plugin-in-ubuntu.html Restart Firefox and that’s it. Sadly, the plugin still consume a considerable…

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