01/10/2020 (Fri) 04:10:58
The rules are linked right below the post box area (above Max file size
tag). They are simple and fairly standard: no-cp like stuff, off-topic threads, low-effort posts...
You can still use x86 stuff, just don't make it your primary, Internet connected machines. ARM, MIPS, Power, RISC-V will have better options. Even some of those will have issues, but if you research them, you can find which ones are likely to be more secure. Non-integrated NICs/WiFI is a good idea, firmware has to be programmed specifically to use peripherals so it will likely not have included drivers for anything that isn't integrated directly into the board unless it can load external firmware in add-on cards (like some PCI(e) NICs/videocards can do). Intel Management Engine can use integrated NIC and WiFi, it can be provisioned to do so and the hardware is known to it. Integrated is not some random USB dongle device. Many of those listed architectures are minimalist and targeted for embedded type devices, not typically used in desktops, laptops, or workstations. They can be used for thin clients or ultra-portable netbook like machines for which heavy processing power is not needed or beneficial.