Time to jump the sinking MS ship

With a title like that, people might think I’m writing an essay.

Well, I’ll spare you, I’m not. Its already been written:

http://blog.lobby4linux.com/index.php?/archives/71-MS-Assaults-Customers-with-First-Wave-of-Attacks.html

and

http://www.homelandstupidity.us/2005/07/28/dont-trust-trusted-computing-microsofts-next-generation-secure-computing-base/

From the TPM artcile;

Still, Microsoft notes that a skilled person can attack the TPM from hardware. Thus, someone who steals a laptop might be able to use the PC equivalent of a video game console mod chip to bypass the TPM protections and recover data. The hardware necessary for this attack is inexpensive, but the skill and time required are fairly great … If hardware attacks against the TPM become cheap and readily available, the kind of protection TPM-based trusted computing offers … may appear increasingly inadequate.

All that effort into “locking” a machine, and its still possible to break in. Lovely.

So, quick bit of rhetoric/evangelism; Jump the MS ship now before you walk the plank ;-)