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I have a Laptop that needs replacing due to age.
I will be using this laptop for desktop use, including Office Apps, Development, Running VMs & Web Browsing. I will be using separation using Qubes/Xen, KVM or Virtualbox. Note: Laptop won't be running Windows on baremetal (may run as VM), it will run Linux or Xen/Qubes.
Should I wait until Spectre and Meltdown are fixed in hardware* or can current processors be fixed by software updates (for browser and visualization) and microcode updates?
Also please feel free to speculate (no pun intended) when laptop processors with Spectre & Meltdown fixed are expected to be released.
*- all CVEs including original 3 CVEs, 2 newer CVEs and the expected newer 8? CVEs.