Pentium D ships with built-in DRM

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  1. rosalindavenue macrumors 6502a

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    DRM= Digital Rights Management-- This is interesting, if a little cryptic:

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    Yet another reason to hope Apple doesn't go to intel...... :eek:
     
  2. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

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    That actually really scary. Think about that, if hackers were able to remotely do ANYthing to your computer.
     
  3. Bonch macrumors 6502

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    Here's hoping it falls flat on it's face. Cheers.
     
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  5. rosalindavenue thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Slashdot has picked up this story.

    Here's a link to an Inquirer article that clarifies that the DRM will "help implement" Microsoft's DRM. It adds that Microsoft's future OS is expected to implement the hardware features in full.

    Adds another dimension to my understanding of Wintel.
     
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    ok.. now i've heard it all. Is this meant to be a "feature"?
     
  8. me_94501 macrumors 65816

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    That about sums it up. :eek:
     
  9. freiheit macrumors 6502a

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    Of course it's supposed to be a feature -- a feature which lets Microsoft and Microsoft alone dictate what software can be run on a PC. This goes back to the long dreaded "Palladium" security platform of theirs. Once the hardware truly becomes Windows-specific, no other software vendor will stand a chance of making any money. But hey, "users will reap the rewards of security" as the press will claim.
     
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    Maybe DRM should be added to hardware, but they shouldn't make it software/operating system specific.
     
  11. crazytom macrumors 6502a

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    DRM = bad idea!

    DRM does nothing except have the big money makers feel secure that they're making all the money they can. It hurts the little guys and is a complete pain in the @ss to the rest of us.

    Example:

    Star Wars Episode III was released as a Bit Torrent hours before the opening of the movie. Did that hurt the bottom line? You tell me.

    I saw a portion of the Torrent. The quality was awful. Not being a big fan, I was impressed enough to really WANT to see it at the theater (I was going to wait for the video to come out). So, Lucas is going to get my money because I caught a peek at an illegal download....go figure.
     
  12. Mord macrumors G4

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    that just eliminated the small insey wincey chance that i may ever buy an intel product, the low entry price point was slightly alluring with the pentium D, but i do have a fear of longhorn not letting you edit or duplicate anything copyright.
     
  13. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    Really makes me want to watch the "1984" commercial again...
     
  14. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Eh, good thing I'm giving up PCs for good soon.

    Apple 4 iLife!
     
  15. jiggie2g macrumors 6502

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    Thank Goodness for AMD ...... :D

    Hector u should be the last one even considering an Intel System , if u ever get any Intel Product I will never let you hear the end of it.
     
  16. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    "Sorry but Windows Longhorn has detected illegal activity. The police are outside your door currently. Please surrender peacefully. Thank you, the Palladium team."
     
  17. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    This would be the real error message.

    User clicks to download an illegal movie. Downloaded, he opens it and types in his username and password to run the file:

    "Warning. Windows has detected illegal activity. Click Abort to end the program, Retry to see if we will catch that mistake again, or Cancel to continue running the program."

    OPTIONS ARE: Ok
     
  18. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000

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    My last Intel box (Northwood 2.8 GHz... no Prescott or later for me thanks) is now my LAST Intel box.

    Of course, I and a few others were saying this a year ago, but they called us paranoid. :rolleyes:

    "A trusted resource is one that has the potential to break security." - The Pentagon, referring to the whole concept of trusted resources, computing or otherwise.

    Think about the above statement. You will soon be trusting your computer (and by extension, MS). Previously, there was no need to trust it, because it couldn't break your security. And frankly, I don't trust or want to trust Microsoft or Intel.

    Trusted Computing is, for you, LESS secure than what we have now.

    For Microsoft and Intel, it's more secure, but I'd rather have ME be in control of my data, not Microsoft and Intel.
     
  19. Mord macrumors G4

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    i'm an SMP addict, and i cant afford an X2, my peltier failed and blew up my pc so i need a new rig, and the entry pentium D was not too much, but meh screw that now.
     
  20. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Well, look at it this way: knowing this may help drive some people to the Mac platform. (Assuming Apple, God forbid, doesn't follow suit.)
     
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    You think it takes IBM a long time to churn out chips now, if Apple implemented this, all updates would be 18 months apart.
     
  23. G5Zealot macrumors newbie

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    Maybe MS should use DRM, and then they will go bankrupt because nobody will buy their computers - Natural Selection. :D
     
  24. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Too bad 90% of the world doesn't know what DRM means, and would have no effect on them buying a PC.
     

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