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Re: For the LINUX survive !! Read this mail !!

On Tue, Nov 04, 2003 at 11:29:57PM +0100, Michelle Konzack wrote:

> This is not right, because Mainboards with TCPA-Chip on it have the 
> Chip disabled by default. Never it will be activated by default. 

Moreover, IBM (who is, as far as I know, the only company to release
systems with TCPA) has already written TCPA drivers for Linux, and
Linus has stated that he's willing to accept them into the mainstream
kernel.  This will (or at least should) give *you* control over the
TCPA chip, so you can use it to enhance to the security of your system.


Palladium is (probably, I'm not an expert) a bad thing, and Palladium
is apparently based on TCPA, but that doesn't necessarily mean that
TCPA is a bad thing.  I admit that I still have mixed feelings about
TCPA, but the white papers found at the link above do seem to address
some of the more common fears and paranoias.

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