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Packard Bell LM85 Now Supported By Coreboot

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Published on 20 April 2014 02:10 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Coreboot
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Packard Bell's EasyNote LM85 notebook now has mainline Coreboot support for those wishing to replace its proprietary BIOS.

The PackardBell Easy Note LM85 is a notebook available mostly within Europe that ships with an Intel Pentium processor, utilizes Intel integrated graphics, uses an Ibex Peak chipset, and other common hardware to Intel laptops. The Packard Bell LM85 isn't too special but just the latest laptop to be supported by mainline Coreboot with its MS2290 mainboard.

Building upon other platform support, the PackardBell LM85 Coreboot support amounted to less than three thousand lines of new code. The support landed today with this Git commit and comes just a few days after Lenovo ThinkPad T530 support was added to Coreboot.

For those unfamiliar with the latest state of Coreboot, you can find the supported motherboards and supported chipsets/devices. Sadly when it comes to tier-one hardware shipping with Coreboot, the main source of Coreboot-enabled hardware are the various Google Chromebooks on the market. Coreboot continues to do great with Chromebooks for greater security, fast boot performance, and other advantages with Coreboot's development being largely led by Google employees.

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