After receiving reports that the initial Meltdown fix released last Tuesday had caused some Ubuntu systems not to boot, Canonical immediately released a second version last Wednesday, along with a security notice.

The company behind the popular Linux distro apologized and confirmed in a post that the Meltdown fix was indeed responsible for the booting issue on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial machines. However, the second update proved to have addressed the issue completely, according to several users who wrote on the Ubuntu forums.

VP of Ubuntu product development for Canonical Dustin Kirkland also tweeted that the fix for the Spectre will be included in future updates.

Source: ZDNet

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