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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Now well all be locked into Vista hell, as OSS wont use digital signatures that way. And XP does not support TPM yet and it wont even boot on vPro plattform.

Get off the crack. OSes will boot just fine on vPro unless you specifically configure it to refuse to run unsigned binaries (and specify which signature(s) to trust), which I highly doubt it will come preconfigured to do unless you buy a prebuilt Vista PC.

You could just as easily sign your Linux kernel and make your computer refuse to boot Windows. Or even "third party" Linux kernels, like live CDs. Whatever you want.

vPro has no effect on you at all unless you choose to use it or use an OS that requires it.

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