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Reply-To: "Geraldo Sazias"
From: "Geraldo Sazias"
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Subject: Re: TCPA (Trusted Computing Platform Alliance) and future PC use for engineering
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2002 20:49:36 +0100
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"The little lost angel" wrote in
> On Fri, 8 Nov 2002 12:17:55 +0100, "Geraldo Sazias"
> >themselves in this mess in the first place. Why would Intel want to rub
> >backs of the media companies anyway? It seems illogical to me. Microsoft
> >can understand but Intel, Microsoft and AMD at the same time? Is suspect
> >government is pulling the strings somewhere.
> Microsoft wants it. Intel can either provide it, or risk Microsoft
> going coozy with AMD or VIA for it. Ethics apart, I'm pretty sure if
> MS offers them an exclusive, AMD and VIA will jump for it.
> Since Intel's onto it, AMD can't afford not to have it at all, so they
> offer it as an option.
> The processors makers are pretty much at the mercy of MS largely.
> That's one big reason Intel's supporting Linux.
Sounds a little wriggly to me as Microsoft could punish Intel for supporting
Linux by granting an exclusive license to AMD. I guess they figure that
won't cover enough of the PC market, eh? But then Intel wouldn't have to use
Palladium in the first place as Microsoft is just at much at their mercy as
Intel is at theirs. Sounds like I'm going around in circles here.
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