Bill Gates: Trustworthy Computing

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates shares his views on trustworthy computing.

We are working on a new hardware/software architecture for the Windows PC platform, code-named “Palladium,” which will significantly enhance users’ system integrity, privacy and data security. This new technology, which will be included in a future version of Windows, will enable applications and application components to run in a protected memory space that is highly resistant to tampering and interference. This will greatly reduce the risk of viruses, other attacks, or attempts to acquire personal information or digital property with malicious or illegal intent. Our goal is for the Palladium development process to be a collaborative industry initiative.