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[4]: vpro summary
by psychicist on Thu 30th Aug 2007 20:53 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: vpro summary"
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Yeah, the Chinese are so much more trustworthy than Intel. Give me a break.

Have I ever said that the Chinese are to be trusted more than Intel/AMD/Sun/HP/IBM/Fujitsu/ARM/MIPS etc. ?

The only thing I said was I don't want to come to depend upon a single supplier who could then do anything it wants in spite of customer preferences.

The only way to do anything about anything in a market economy is a publicity (the Internet is great for that) and boycotting products. When company sees its sales drop, the bean counters take notice and changes happen.

That's exactly what I am saying. I would like to see an open marketplace for all kinds of processors from all kinds of suppliers. And the ones that cater most to the consumer's wants or needs will sell more than the others who don't.

Besides, I'd bet that the TC chip will be controlled by the bios, with enable and disable, just like it was with the P3 id number (or whatever it was called).

I happen to be very wary of this kind of technology since I haven't asked for it. If I wanted it, it should be me making a conscious decision to purchase the hardware and not Intel/AMD's to ram it down our throat at all costs.

That's the advantage of being free and running free operating systems. I can choose the hardware that I like and not what I am forced to purchase.

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