Archive for the 'Windows' Category

IBM Assured Execution Environment

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

Several years ago, while I was working at the IBM Almaden Research Center, we came up with a security mechanism called the Assured Execution Environment (AxE). We had implementations for Windows XP and Mac OS X. (Although AxE supports code signing as a feature, it’s not the same—in any case, this was long before code [...]

Update: VMware Workstation, Windows XP SP2 in a Dual-Processor VM

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

This is a rather trivial update, but here are some points of interest: Knoppix seems very stable overall. We fixed the pixels-per-row vs bytes-per-row discrepancy in the kernel, so the X Window server has precise information now. We have tried VMware Workstation and VMware Player. Both work really well. This is a screenshot of VMware [...]

Test-driving Linux on an Intel-based Macintosh

Friday, February 17th, 2006

I do have strange friends. Take Mark Smith, for example. Mark is essentially a Windows Internals guy — I would call him OS-agnostic at best. In particular, he is certainly not a “Macintosh person”. However, he recently purchased an Intel-based Macintosh because he felt like running Linux (an operating system that he does not normally [...]


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