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Google's Coreboot Bay Trail "Rambi" Support Improves

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Published on 27 February 2014 03:39 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware
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After Google landed "Bay Trail" support in Coreboot and then followed up with more Bay Trail changes for a forthcoming Chromebook with one of these low-power processors with in-house graphics, the support for this "Rambi" device is being rounded out.

Rambi is the codename for the first Chromebook based on Intel's Bay Trail architecture. The latest improvements that just landed include:

- The Rambi Device Tree for all onboard devices.

- The Bay Trail SATA driver for Coreboot and enabling the port.

- Enabling Rambi's keyboard.

- Other changes.

For those looking for a Linux-friendly Bay Trail device right now, I would highly recommend the Bay Trail NUC Kit with it being affordable, open-source friendly, and offering decent performance.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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