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From: email@example.com (The little lost angel)
Subject: Re: TCPA (Trusted Computing Platform Alliance) and future PC use for engineering
Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2002 16:10:40 GMT
Organization: Yes please, I'm quite disorganized & lost at the moment
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On 4 Nov 2002 07:35:05 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (N. Thornton) wrote:
>I understand one of the ramifications of pratadium is that if you have
>a hardware problem, you will be unable to recover any data whatever
>off your HDD. Put the HDD in any other machine and it simply wont be
>possible to recover anything off it. Who would choose that?
Well, data recovery businesses would :)
They just need a machine that ignores the DRM/TCPA/Paladium thing and
a software tool that mods the DRM signature for everything that's
recovered... I expect that particular tool to be widely available from
some Russian site within weeks (if not days) of Paladium becoming
anything near mass acceptance.
>The problem is, since it looks like Intel will play ball, many could
>end up buying pratadium without understanding what they're buying,
>thus it could become common. Then various major business software
>packages will require pratadium to work, then all new MS OSes wil be
>pratadium only... I can easily see a day when pratadium could take
That is true, but AMD appears to be adopting the approach of
TCPA as an option switchable by the user. So we would have a hardware
platform that doesn't forces the user to use TCPA, then it is only a
simple step to having software that ignores or flout TCPA or bypasses
the OS's TCPA. Or simply we see more people hopping onto the Linux
Who knows, Paladium might backfire on MS so badly by doing the
one thing they least wanted... drive folks towards Linux. Already it's
been observed that many corporates customers have slammed the brakes
on using XP and taking Linux into serious consideration due to the
licensing scheme MS has come up with.
>If this happens I think it would do an immense amount of damage to the
>whole computer thing. Imagine the problems that result when people
>start looking for alternatives to a closed pratadium PC market. The
>compatibility issues that dogged the puter industry in the 80s will be
>back, and will create all hell.
Actually it wouldn't be too bad a thing. Sure we have a lot of
standardized stuff... but it also means competition is being reduced
as the smaller players get shoved out the door by established dominant
standards player. With a splintering, new players can come in and we
may see actual improvements vs
now-you-see-clippy-now-you-don't-see-clippy type of "improved
>There are real concerns about XP too, yet its uptake has been almost
>universal. Very few new puters are shipped with older OSes now.
It's not whether people have a choice... when MS controls the
Plus, it can be difficult to convince some folks that W2010 is not
better than W2005 (it's got a bigger number, surely it's better!).
Though news of XP's problems have apparently been quite well known
such that some folks I never expect to balk at buying a new OS have
expressed their concerns when shopping for new computers.
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