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Originally posted by GreatTech
Boatphone, technology exists to WATCH YOU and your computer!!!
Originally posted by laiguana
Yes, Bush is watching all of you on his computer, better put your pants on.
SMM provides an alternate operating environment that can be used to monitor and manage
various system resources for more efficient energy usage, to control system hardware, and/or to
run proprietary code. It was introduced into the IA-32 architecture in the Intel386 SL processor
(a mobile specialized version of the Intel386 processor). It is also available in the Pentium M,
Pentium 4, Intel Xeon, P6 family, and Pentium and Intel486 processors (beginning with the
enhanced versions of the Intel486 SL and Intel486 processors).
24.1 SYSTEM MANAGEMENT MODE OVERVIEW
SMM is a special-purpose operating mode provided for handling system-wide functions like
power management, system hardware control, or proprietary OEM-designed code. It is intended
for use only by system firmware, not by applications software or general-purpose systems software.
The main benefit of SMM is that it offers a distinct and easily isolated processor environment
that operates transparently to the operating system or executive and software applications.