Re: ??? TCPA - Hope it isnt True
From: S. Pidgorny
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 21:38:03 +1100
Thanks for the clarification. Not to say that I'm worried a lot. Some
"anonymous" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> The TCPA (Trusted Computing Platform Alliance) means
> all computers would have a TPM (Trusted Platform Module)
> built into the bios, video card, sound card, CPU or any
> other computer part with 2048bit strong encryption.
> This module will work with your operating system
> (Microsoft OSes) and make sure that only TCPA software
> and hardware will work with your system. Now since
> everything has to be TCPA approved, you can say good-bye
> to all small computer hardware/software manufacturers
You're telling us that the OS will not allow programs that do not call TPM
API to run? Bulshit. And Mr. Torvalds made it clear that he will accept DRM
patches to Linux kernel. As a logical step, Linux will support the TPM.
Whatever OS, you will be able to disable the TPM (some assembly may be
required) - programs that rely on the module will not work but you don't
care about them, do you?
-- Svyatoslav Pidgorny, MVP, MCSE -= F1 is the key =-