That was my take on this event. While the info in the chipset docs is going to be useful in the long-haul sense of the term- it's not fixing one of the mainline problems Linux users face with the use of their products. If you've got one of their IGP's, you're stuck with twitchy stuff at best- and no way for someone other than VIA right at the moment to properly fix it. Not a good thing, really. I divested myself of pretty much all my VIA devices because of issues with the display, etc.
Originally Posted by stan
I really do like the release of the useful PadLock info. That helps. Now, if only they could fix their display driver story... ;)
No... It's hardware assisted cryptography. DRM uses crypto, but in a mostly bent manner. Think in terms of SSL, SSH, etc. taking up almost no CPU muscle- that's what that brings to the table.
Originally Posted by Louise
My Via system is just a file server, so it's already supported well enough for my needs. But the idea of an Isiah-based netbook is appealing, so I'm more than happy to see them dish out some documentation.
Via Padlock's been supported in loop-aes too for a long time..