Intel to add remote diagnostics technology to Ibex Peak chip

Intel's next-generation mainstream and entry-level desktop chipset codenamed Ibex Peak, which will launch in 2009, is expected to feature Intel Remote PC Assist Technology (RPAT), a technology that could help PC vendors lower their warranty costs while increasing operational efficiency, according to sources at motherboard makers.

RPAT allows PC vendors to diagnose and repair consumers' PC problems through the Internet. It also provides data backup, virus checkup and functions to search for system errors.

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RPAT allows PC vendors to diagnose and repair consumers' PC problems through the Internet.

ROFL. Yeah, that's going to be real popular. Are these corporations really this clueless, or do they have ulterior motives for compromising our systems?

(toadeater said @ #1)

ROFL. Yeah, that's going to be real popular. Are these corporations really this clueless, or do they have ulterior motives for compromising our systems?

The idea is pretty neat, though.

Have you ever tried to get a computer illiterate individual to boot into safe mode? It's virtually impossible.