Back at CES, Lenovo launched its ThinkPad Z series with Microsoft Pluton powered by Ryzen 6000. However, these new notebooks refuse to run non-Windows OS, like Linux, without firmware tweak.
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Microsoft has unveiled a bunch of security capabilities that are coming to a "future release" of Windows 11. This includes more Pluton PCs, Smart App Control, HVCI, LSA, and lots more.
Ryzen 6000 Rembrandt APUs are the first chips in the world to bring Microsoft Pluton support. But despite also being a partner with the Redmond giant, Intel will not support Pluton, for now.
Lenovo has confirmed that its ThinkPad business notebooks for 2022, based on the Ryzen 6000 Rembrandt mobile APUs, will come with the Microsoft Pluton security feature disabled by default.
Thanks to the end of the holiday season in the U.S., this was quite an eventful week in the world of Microsoft with news items ranging from CES to Windows 11, to Exchange Server Y2K22 bugs.
Today, Microsoft announced Pluton, a new security chip that aims to harden the CPU itself. Microsoft plans to integrate hardware and software on Windows PCs to eliminate attack vectors.