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 PlatformAgnostic on Sun 22nd Jan 2006 05:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Oh yeah"
PlatformAgnostic
Member since:
2006-01-02

Based on the page you linked, this is one of those things that will not run on Vista X64.... this doesn't really matter for the IA32 versions of vista at all, so it probably won't affect you since the driver is doubtless 32-bit only.

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RE[4]: Oh yeah
by dylansmrjones on Sun 22nd Jan 2006 10:43 in reply to "RE[3]: Oh yeah"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Well, duuuh...

Who says the driver is NOT going to be used on a 64-bit system? Who says the dev. won't try and port it to Vista x64? Oh wait.. he can't...

How do you propose we use that driver with že x64 version of Vista?

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