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idata
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Open Source and AMT?

I dabble in open source SW now and then. Is AMT compatible with open source sw? Can I take advantage of any of the AMT features that vPro claims? I am tempted to experiment but would like to know before I plunk some money down on one of those vPro machines ...Thanks for any advice you can give me.

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idata
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Hi Gita, welcome to the Intel vPro Expert Center.

Could you clarify what you are looking for:

  • Do you want to run opensource an opensource OS (Linux, Unix) on a vPro machine and use features like Agent Presence checking that require OS driver support? -- Have a look at http://openamt.org/ which provides open source drivers and tools

  • If you want to use an open source "management console" have a look at Ylian's AMT DTK which contains the AMT Commander. The sourcecode for this software is available as well. www.intel.com/software/amt-dtk/

Please keep in mind that many AMT features such as network filtering and power control are hardware based and do not require OS support.

Hope this helps!

Alex

Terry_C_Intel
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There's an Intel developer community with a thread on this very topic. Check out http://softwarecommunity.intel.com/isn/Community/en-US/forums/thread/30238136.aspx http://softwarecommunity.intel.com/isn/Community/en-US/forums/thread/30238136.aspx and related community threads on Intel Software network

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