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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Yet More to Go Wrong
by segedunum on Wed 29th Aug 2007 08:38 UTC
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Honestly, hardware manufacturers have been getting hardware production costs down to the bare minimum, and Intel wants to come along and tell them to increase the complexity?

Hardware manufacturers, including Intel, can barely get out chipsets and motherboards that work well without umpteen firmware updates even now.

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