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jebba
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:19 pm    Post subject: vmware locks out their users Reply with quote

Apparently buried in vmware's code is something to disable their users' access to their own virtual machines.

http://www.deploylinux.net/matt/2008/08/all-your-vms-belong-to-us.html

noldrin
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kill switches are getting more common in slaveware. With the iphone, not only does Apple get to approve what software is allowed on your phone, they can remotely turn off apps they no longer like. From what I can tell, the iphone is the greatest achievement of slaveware that we've seen yet.
jebba
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm waiting for the Adobe Flash killswitch implemented at the behest of MPAA/RIAA (not yet, but will be in the future no doubt).
gr00ve
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

erhmm for the record - this applies only to esx and has nothing to do with workstation/server line of products.
jebba
PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gr00ve wrote:
erhmm for the record - this applies only to esx and has nothing to do with workstation/server line of products.


Ya, that's just their enterprise version, right?

gr00ve
PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep "just" :) enterprise - not in the sense of licensing but in the sense that it requires server hardware, so there is little sense for home/single users in using it - that is what workstation is for.

esx btw is also free to legally use given that you have proper hardware raid

noldrin
PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gr00ve wrote:
erhmm for the record - this applies only to esx and has nothing to do with workstation/server line of products.


that you know of... yet

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