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Re: Two ways Microsoft sabotages Linux desktop adoption (warning: long rant follows)



Jeff Vian wrote:

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The latest attempt that is presently in progress is the TCP (trusted
computing platform) chips they are working (with others) to get
installed on motherboards.  The TCP chips will be used to assist in
forcing DRM compliance among other things.  What I find most threatening
here is the restrictions on what processors can be used with that chip.

This I haven't heard about. It sounds similar to the proposal to
put serial numbers into the Pentium family of chips by Intel.
That one died on the vine.

I found this: http://www.research.ibm.com/gsal/tcpa/
which states (in part)

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We have the chip running under Linux, and have studied it extensively. In order to clarify a lot of misunderstanding about the chip, we are making available some helpful white papers and open source device drivers for Linux, so that interested people can test and use the chip in an open environment.

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Mike
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