Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Feb 2006 00:14 UTC, submitted by aaronb
Intel "We set out on investigating this issue immediately after it was discovered, but soon found out that it was a lot more complicated than we thought upon first glance. We've spent almost the past two weeks performing non-stop battery life testing on five notebooks with up to 4 different USB devices, testing theories, trying to pinpoint exactly what causes this problem and testing Microsoft's fix. What follows is the process that we went through in our labs when faced with this strange bug."
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RE[2]: haha
by Drumhellar on Tue 14th Feb 2006 10:38 UTC in reply to "RE: haha"
Drumhellar
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2005-07-12

I suppose this is the wrong place for this comment, seeing as this is about an XP/USB 2.0 issue, but, I suspect Apple switched to Intel not for performance reasons, trouble with IBM, or the need for laptop chips, but rather it is TPM that Apple is after.

Apple wants to eventually sell movies through their iTunes store, and the movie industry is even more uptight about copy protection than the record industry (just quieter about it). The TPM chip gives Apple a much more effective means to enforce the fair-use limitations that the movie companies would love to see.

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RE[3]: haha
by nzjrs on Tue 14th Feb 2006 12:46 in reply to "RE[2]: haha"
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2006-01-02

I agree, its sad that as soon as the fanboys get involved, apple articles always turn into a love/hate/flame fest and tend to obscure issues like TPM, DRM, fair use, and freedom in general.

If the world is to wake up to the freedom that is being stolen from them by comperate america then even the fanboys have to open their eyes.

note: I am not trying to steer this discussion to a DRM flame war, i am just particuarly sad about the future at the moment!

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