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Copyright News: Palladium Dead, NX Lives

Posted by: , 13:26 AEST, Thu May 6, 2004
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Microsoft's Palladium has been shelved because of lack of industry support. Instead, Microsoft will be concentrating on "No Execute" technology that will be present in future CPUs...
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Apparently, the dreaded Palladium (see Newsletter issue 42) has been shelved by Microsoft because of lack of industry support. Instead, Microsoft will be concentrating on "No Execute" technology that will be present in future CPUs.

The "No Execute" (NX) technology can be used to prevent certain applications from running, and is aimed as a form of virus control. But if it was to fully replace Palladium, it will most likely be used as another form DRM, perhaps locking up certain applications or even your entire operating system if you are detected to have pirated content on your system. Palladium was designed to allow Microsoft to connect to your computer remotely, and detect any signs of what it deems to be "inappropriate content".

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