Subject: Re: intel supports content protection
From: Seth Johnson <>
Date: Sat, 03 Sep 2005 16:16:40 -0400

Virtualization means turning the logic chip into an object chip,
ostensibly for the purpose of security.  It means preventing you
from working on a kernel on your own box -- it turns the chip
into a closed kernel, that lets somebody else put a software
object on your box that you can only interact with via messages. 
There's a whole community that equates "virtualization" with
"security" through this model.

Seth Johnson

Jonathan Ryshpan wrote:
> >From todays San Jose Mercury:
>         Intel's new chip will feature qualities such as computing in
>         64-bit chunks instead of today's 32-bits, as well as
>         virtualization, so that more than one operating system can be
>         run simultaneously. ==>Built-in hardware encryption will provide
>         better security.<==
> Does this mean that future operating systems will support actual
> **working** content protection schemes?
> jon


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