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[edit] Breaking News

  • August 4, 2005 - Slashdot and others are referencing this article from Ofb.biz which states that our reports of the TPM module in the Developers Kits "were incorrect." As you can see by visiting our TPM Resource Center however, the evidence is quite conclusive. Physically, there is quite obviously an Infineon TPM chip on the motherboard. Internally, however, we've also found function calls to important kernel extensions that are exclusive to the TPM. All of their information for this article comes from one anonymous developer, which proves nothing - nothing was verified with a second source and it's highly possible that he simply didn't know what to look for. Regardless, you can be assured that the TPM does exist in the Developers Transition Kit. You can view our full rebuttal here.
  • August 4, 2005- Some individuals have made great strides in constructing a version of OS X that works on regular PC hardware, bypassing the TPM that is required. Check out this video (which has been confirmed to be legitimate)! Although the GUI is up and running, reports state that it remains slow and highly unstable. More news as it happens...

[edit] What's Happening Now

  • Getting linked from another site? We apologize for any speed issues, all offsite links into the wiki are now being Coralized. This means, unfortunately, that the pages might be a little slower (and the site statistics considerably lower). It's the best we can do right now - please donate to help out with the bandwidth!
  • July 29, 2005 - We can now confirm that the Developer Transition Kit Installation DVD has been leaked to the major torrent sites. According to sources, the DVD image is in .dmg format and includes an NFO. Of course, we can only assume that this DVD will not immediately be ready to install on x86 machines, as it still incorporates SSE3 and the TPM. More news as it happens... View forum thread about DVD leak
  • Visit our new TPM Resource Center. We found a project working on emulation, but it's fairly limited right now. Also, check out the IBM tools for Linux.

[edit] Our Work

  • We've discovered that Rosetta uses TCPA/TPM DRM. Some parts of the GUI like ATSServer are still not native to x86 - meaning that Rosetta is required by the GUI, which in turn requires TPM. See the forum topic here.
  • After much careful analysis of the files from the new Intel-based Macs, it would appear that SSE3 enabled processors are required to run the GUI. We are still testing this theory, though - nothing has been proven conclusively. Check out this forum thread for evidence and discussion.

[edit] Related News

  • View all related press articles in our In The Press section.

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