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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It should be fun
by Bit_Rapist on Sun 22nd Jan 2006 05:25 UTC
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2005-11-13

I can't wait to see this cracked.

Try as they might they cannot take the power of the computer away from the hands of the user.

Although on one hand it *might* make it harder for companies to ship crap drivers.

Make no mistake this is about controlling the hardware that runs with windows. Yes I'm a windows user but I'm not blind.

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