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AMD Open Source Hardware Linux

AMD To Support Coreboot On All Upcoming Processors 134

nukem996 writes "AMD has just announced that they will be supporting Coreboot (previously LinuxBIOS) on all upcoming processors." That means a flexible Free software BIOS replacement with a nice list of benefits.
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AMD To Support Coreboot On All Upcoming Processors

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  • Re:And? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by dargaud ( 518470 ) <(slashdot2) (at) (> on Monday May 09, 2011 @08:31AM (#36070632) Homepage
    Yes, that's what I was thinking too. I recently wrote my own bootloader for a project. It honestly took me less time to do it from scratch (copy kernel from flash to mem, jump to it, done) than to read, understand and customize Coreboot or U-Boot or one of the many everything but the kitchen sink boot projects.
  • instant computing (Score:5, Interesting)

    by kubitus ( 927806 ) on Monday May 09, 2011 @08:33AM (#36070644)
    the solution for your quick access to the Internet. I have an ASUS P5Q DeLux with Splashtop.

    No need to wait until your OS has booted to get the latest e-mails and/or news.

    I wonder why there is no HW manufacturer coming up with Linux in the ROM - ROM chips are big enough for a basic functionality.

    The rest may come from the disk.

    And its damned hard to overcome a physical write protection and install permanent malware.

  • by Kjella ( 173770 ) on Monday May 09, 2011 @10:33AM (#36071748) Homepage

    I've never found a piece of hardware that didn't work at all once when the machine was booted as GNU/Linux instead of MS/Windows. (...) I have, however, discovered that a device's driver software was not portable to Linux, and that the manufacturer only provided support for Windows.

    You've never found hardware that didn't work, except it didn't work? Or does coming to POST and that your DVD drive will open and close count as "working"?

    In this instance I contact support, and if no resolution can be reached -- a source or binary for my chosen OS will not be made available -- I will simply return the device to the store or manufacturer for a full refund. (...) Unless we actively make it less profitable for such incompatible manufacturers to ignore us and not provide cross platform drivers for their hardware, your OS choices will remain limited.

    So your solution to them not finding your market segment profitable is to make it appear like a market of bothersome, high return, "can't read the system requirements" buffoons who'll kill off all profit? That's not encouragement, that's teaching them to not touch that market with a ten foot pole.

May all your PUSHes be POPped.