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Re: Trustworthy Computing Mini-Poll
From: Thomas Sjögren <thomas () northernsecurity net>
Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 13:17:23 +0100

On Saturday 28 December 2002 13:51, yossarian wrote:

I think i might run w/o Palladium - and search the net for cracked
windows updates, they are availale now, so why should'nt they be in
the future? I never thought it useful upgrading to a newer office
since 2000, so why should I do so in the future?

Sure, that's always a option, until MS stops releasing non-Palladium 
patches (just like they planning to stop NT4 patches).

Let's turn the question around a bit: if it is not backwards
compatible, how am i going to upgrade a 150.000 usr network? 

Palladium isn't just software update like W2K -> XP, it's hardware 
upgrades as well. So if you want upgrade you're network your probably 
have to buy som new computers. 
And by the look of it all major hw-manufacturers are members of TCPA 
(and Palladium?) so in the Orwellian-future, you can't rely on cracked 
patches (does anyone _trust_ cracked patches btw?) to keep your network 
up and running.

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