Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 21st Jan 2006 22:42 UTC, submitted by PlatformAgnostic
Windows "With little fanfare, Microsoft just announced that the x64 version of Windows Vista will require all kernel-mode code to be digitally signed. This is very different than the current WHQL program, where the user ultimately decides how they want to handle unsigned drivers. Vista driver developers must obtain a Publisher Identity Certificate (PIC) from Microsoft. Microsoft says they won't charge for it, but they require that you have a Class 3 Commercial Software Publisher Certificate from Verisign. This costs $500 [EUR 412] per year, and as the name implies, is only available to commercial entities."
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RE[3]: Oh yeah
by Splinter on Sat 21st Jan 2006 23:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Oh yeah"
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You do realise that VIA and Creative and others will by a certificate and then release the buggy drivers anyway. Just because you know (the result of signing) who it comes from, in no way makes it better code.

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