“Several people have discovered that the new Intel kernel Apple has included with the Developer Kit DVD uses TCPA/TPM DRM. More specifically, it includes ‘a TCPA/Palladium implementation that uses a Infineon 1.1 chip which will prevent certain parts of the OS from working unless authorized,'” an anonymous reader writes at Slashdot.
Quite a discussion is taking place about this over on Slashdot here.
MacDailyNews Note: Back on June 14, 2005, we reported on a vunet article that explained, “Apple could use the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip to ensure that only Mac computers can run its OS X operating system, according to a news analysis from Gartner.”
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Apple could use Trusted Platform Module chip to keep Mac OS X off non-Macs – June 14, 2005