Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Aug 2007 01:00 UTC
Intel "Today's launch of the latest version of Intel's vPro platform is a much bigger deal than you might think, with implications for end users that extend far beyond the enterprise arena at which vPro is initially aimed. The 2007 version of vPro represents the culmination of two of Intel's most ambitious and important plans for the PC platform: the transformation of x86 into a fully virtualizable ISA complete with virtualized I/O, and the first fully-complete implementation of all the parts of Intel's controversial contribution to 'trusted computing' technology, formerly codenamed 'LaGrande' but now called Trusted Execution Technology. Let's take a look at the new vPro and what its new virtualization and 'trusted computing' capabilities mean for ordinary users."
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RE: vpro summary
by lemur2 on Wed 29th Aug 2007 06:16 UTC in reply to "vpro summary"
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I can see AMD using this as a positive point of differentiation between them and Intel. "AMD and Linux leave YOU in control of your desktop."


AFAIK, AMD are just as keen on TPM as Intel is.

as a potential technological enabler of more effective DRM, it's also the ideal companion to Blu-ray and HD DVD, and a godsend to Big Content. Look for it across the rest of Intel's desktop and portable line by the end of 2008 and prepare to kiss fair use goodbye


So who is goiing to line up to buy hardware that someone else controls?

This just doesn't make sense to me.

I'm hoping a Chinese company might prduce a motherboard sporting an ULTRASPARC T2.
http://www.sun.com/featured-articles/2007-0807/feature/index.jsp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UltraSPARC_T2

Apparently Sun has plans to release the hardware design under the GPL.

Linux would really fly on that thing ... and yes, you would be in control of your desktop.

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