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Date: Sun, 03 Nov 2002 23:00:15 +0100
From: Rene Tschaggelar
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Subject: Re: TCPA (Trusted Computing Platform Alliance) and future PC use
A silly idea from some marketing guys.
I cannot imagine any user gaining something by using such a
machine, therefore none'll buy it.
This idea was dead before it was thought of.
Ing.Buero R.Tschaggelar - http://www.ibrtses.com
& commercial newsgroups - http://www.talkto.net
> I read an article about TCPA (Trusted Computing Platform Alliance). The
> project targets on introducing hardware protection against running
> uncertified software. Any software without certificat is intended no to
> be executable on future PCs.
> What happens to allt the engineering software written daily for the
> folloing purposes:
> - Device driver for lab equipment
> - data mining (I can't imagine Excel to handle an oscilloscope data
> stream of 8MB binary and perform fourrier analysis with 1.6 Billion
> - C-models for complex systems
> - Compiled verilog or VHDL
> Does TCPA mean we have to refrain from using PCs for engineering and
> switch to UNIX workstations?
> When does delivery of PCs with such hindering hardware start?
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