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en102
Canadian, eh?

join:2001-01-26
Valencia, CA

This is the way of the future....unfortunately

This is what is being done for not only handsets, but PCs as well. Try to get an unsigned application installed on Windows 7 or 64 bit Vista.

narunet

join:2004-08-23
Auburn, WA
That's drivers only. That has nothing to do with running an application.


en102
Canadian, eh?

join:2001-01-26
Valencia, CA
Well, give it a while. Soon enough, apps (outside of applets) will require some form of signing/registration - at least those that run on the OS. Applets (apps that run on a virtual platform) will probably be immune, as they require the App/platform to exist, which needs to be registered.

Drivers are a necessity, as they're directly tied to the OS. I remember writing code for an RS-232 device. A poorly handled interrupt could lock the OS back then.
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