Posted Dec 25, 2006 1:16 UTC (Mon) by grouch
In reply to: still fixing xbox
Parent article: A cost analysis of Vista content protection
much of this seems in response to the xbox hack.
That would be really interesting, if not for reality getting in the way. You see the xbox wasn't even released until the end of 2001 but Microsoft was granted a patent on a "Secure PC" about the same time. So whatever "xbox hack" you're talking about would need to have happened before the xbox was released and before the patent application process began, in order for Microsoft's implementation of the DRMOS, as represented by Vista, and the design criteria for the hardware necessary for that implementation, as represented by the issues described in Peter Gutmann's analysis article, to be "in response to" that "hack".
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