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[opensuse] Re: Piracy
On Mon, 22 Oct 2012 12:46:29 -0500
Duaine Hechler <dahechler@xxxxxxx> wrote:

Since I came from the mainframe era, I have been saying for years,
the best way MS (and others) can stop piracy, like the mainframe,
query the CPU serial number (if not available now, make it so) and
have an encryption key built off of it. That way of the encryption
key does not match, the software does not run.

Duaine

That's the reason the "Trusted Platform Module" came out?

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