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Here I go again, rambling about computerfreedom, ohhh well, you can find the video here.
Watch it, think about it and post your thoughts about the subject.
Interesting topic. Coming from the computer industry, I think it is a matter of practicality. Most people aren't aware of what can and cannot hurt them or thier computers, so they need someone or something to filter out most of the crap.
Do I trust the Microsoft and computer companies though? No way!
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A little add to this, as there's several companies mixed up in this (AMD, Intel, Microsoft etc) it's been said that the system will be designed so you can't run software that isn't a part of TCPA wont run, so basicly you could kiss old versions, opensourcesoftware and etc good bye.
It's about the same if you buy new software and want to run it on an old system, it wont work.
Really, I actually think it could hurt the industry more than it could help it, when people realise that they can't use a new software or hardware on their old systems, or the other way around I think (well hope at least) that they'll return the product instead of getting a new TCPA system.
I'm not quite sure what this means? Does it deal with pirating of software, control of information streaming to your computer (ie censorship), or something else enitrely?
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Briefly, what's trusted computing?
edit: ok I'm reading http://www.againsttcpa.com/what-is-tcpa.html I'll comment later.
Later comment: It hurts software developing business, it doesn't have a lot of effect on the consumer.
Actually it does hurt the consumer, say that you buy a new pc from Dell with TCPA-system on it and you have a friend that wants to send you a picture from his non TCPA computer it wont happen, as the TCPA-pc doesn't trust the non TCPA-pc you can't access the file, even when your friend puts on cdrom and walk over to you it will refuse to open the file.Originally Posted by onlainari
Ok, your friend now has a Dell TCPA-pc (As the Dell TCPA didn't trust the TCPA from other companies such as IBM or HP) and you try to view the picture again but I wont work, frustrated as you are by now you notice that TCPA also adds tags to file which show what program were used to create the file, a program you don't have nor can afford, but the same program have to be used open the file.