Writing in TG Daily, Wolfgang Gruener notes in a very informative article that Intel's Legrande security platform is unlikely to come to home PCs any time soon largely out of Intel's concerns around privacy implications. Snippets:
LT surfaced first in 2002 and was part of the short-lived security initiatives of TCPA (later renamed to Trusted Computing Group or "TCG") and Microsoft's controversial "Palladium" technology, which eventually evolved into the Next Generation Secure Computing Base (or "NGSCB"), which has been dismissed at least once but appears to have become a part of Windows Vista now.
In its early stages, Intel's LT could have been viewed as an approach to shift the control of how software and content is used on a personal PC from the user to the owners of that software or content. In the past five years, that message has changed.
In short, LT is designed to protect applications and data from software and simple hardware attacks, according to Intel's David Grawrock, who is not only responsible for the development of LT, but is also the chairman of the TCG.