Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2002 12:49:05 +0100
From: Rene Tschaggelar
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Subject: Re: TCPA (Trusted Computing Platform Alliance) and future PC use
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The little lost angel wrote:
> On Sun, 03 Nov 2002 23:00:15 +0100, Rene Tschaggelar
>>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.
> Who said anything about the user gaining anything from it?
> The whole point is for Intel/Microsoft/RIAA/any-industry-group to
> control your life.
> With TCPA, if you're running off a Microsoft platform,
> basically Microsoft gets to say what YOU can run and what You cannot
> run (including software you wrote yourself). Plus they get access to
> all the information you have and can automatically download programs
> into your system (it's already in their EULA in the name of "security"
> and "updates")
> If the TCPA gets off the ground, we either hope that everybody
> heads off to another platform entirely, or enjoy William Big Brother
I'm busy buying Win2k pro. Since WinXP has absolutely nothing I need,
I'll be sticking to Win2k for the years to come. Ah, yes, since most
of my applications don't need 1++ GHz, I'll rather stick with these :
They run of a few watts. For a few bucks. With Win2k or Linux.
Bye, bye, Billy