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The Binary Blobs Making Up Coreboot

While recently modern Intel hardware is negatively talked about the most when it comes to needing binary blobs / binary-only microcode to work with the open-source Coreboot, other hardware can be problematic too.
1 March 2015 - Coreboot Blobs - 15 Comments

Coreboot Developer: Purism Doesn't Deliver On Libre Firmware

A Coreboot developer has confirmed fears over Purism Librem laptops not really being free nor really bringing much to the table compared to other Linux laptop vendors.
26 February 2015 - Purism Fail - 20 Comments

New AMD Processors Supported By Coreboot

While Coreboot support for systems with newer Intel CPUs is tough, Coreboot gained yesterday support for some new AMD CPUs.
21 February 2015 - AMD Family 15h Model 30 - 7 Comments

Why You Don't See Coreboot Supported By Many Modern Intel Systems

While Coreboot has been ported to a number of older ThinkPads and other outdated Intel motherboards and laptops, you don't see many modern Intel systems supporting Coreboot. The reason for the lack of Coreboot support is due to a "feature" introduced with Haswell.
10 February 2015 - Intel Boot Guard - 146 Comments

Lenovo ThinkPad T430s Ported To Coreboot

The Lenovo ThinkPad T430s is now the latest laptop to be running atop Coreboot as an alternative to its proprietary UEFI/BIOS.
8 February 2015 - ThinkPad T430s - 17 Comments

Coreboot Ports Over XGI Framebuffer Support From Linux Kernel

The Coreboot project has now ported over the XGI Z9s frame-buffer support from the Linux kernel.
5 February 2015 - ZGI Z9s - 2 Comments

Coreboot Now Supports Another Dual-Socket AMD Motherboard

The latest motherboard being supported by Coreboot for replacing the board's proprietary BIOS is the ASUS KFSN4-DRE.
28 January 2015 - ASUS KFSN4-DRE - 12 Comments

Chromebook "Rush" With 64-bit Tegra SoC Support Lands In Coreboot

Coreboot now has support for the "Tegra132" 64-bit Denver NVIDIA Tegra SoC as well as a new Google Chromebook that's codenamed "Rush" and using this NVIDIA ARMv8 platform.
26 January 2015 - Coreboot For Rush, 64-bit Denver

HP Network/Server Board Now Handled By Coreboot

Coreboot is off to a great start of 2015 as already this year behind a new ThinkPad port and more Intel Broadwell work, there's now a port for a new HP board.
6 January 2015 - HP ABM

Broadwell Support Continues Stepping Along In Coreboot

It looks like the launch of some Intel Broadwell low-power Chromebooks could be coming very soon.
4 January 2015 - Broadwell SoC - 1 Comment

Coreboot Ported To Another Lenovo ThinkPad

While Coreboot is most commonly used by Google Chromebooks, an increasing number of Lenovo ThinkPad laptops are becoming compatible with Coreboot for initializing and booting the system with open-source software.
3 January 2015 - ThinkPad - 7 Comments

Broadwell Support Marching Along For Coreboot

For months now there's been Coreboot developers working on Intel Broadwell support (primarily from Google and focused on future Chromebook support). With the start of the new year and hopefully seeing more Broadwell hardware on the market soon, that support is coming along in Coreboot.
1 January 2015 - Broadwell - 1 Comment

Coreboot Ported To RISC-V Architecture

Coreboot has now been ported to UC Berkeley's RISC-V architecture and can at least work in an emulated environment.
1 December 2014 - Coreboot - 3 Comments

Coreboot Now Has Support For Intel Broadwell Hardware

It appears that Google engineers are getting ready Intel Broadwell support for future Chromebooks/Chromeboxes. Broadwell support is now present within Coreboot.
23 October 2014 - Broadwell - 12 Comments

Google Brings Coreboot To 64-bit ARM

As of today there's now mainline Coreboot support for 64-bit ARM (AArch64) thanks to work originally done by Google.
23 September 2014 - ARM64 Coreboot - 1 Comment

Coreboot Lands Support For AMD's Olive Hill+ Board

Just days after support for AMD's Steppe Eagle SoC landed in Coreboot, the first motherboard for this embedded G-Series SoC is now supported by mainline Coreboot.
4 September 2014 - Steppe Eagle - 3 Comments

AMD Steppe Eagle Flys To Coreboot

Besides Coreboot for the Lenovo X220, other exciting code advancements this weekend for this project to replace proprietary systems' UEFI/BIOS is support for AMD's Steppe Eagle SoC.
31 August 2014 - Steppe Eagle - 6 Comments

Coreboot Adds Lenovo X220 With Native Sandy Bridge Support

This month on Phoronix I covered Coreboot gaining support for the ThinkPad X200 and support for older MacBooks (along with the Chromebook Samus) while now Coreboot is enabling support for some newer ThinkPad laptops.
30 August 2014 - Lenovo X220 - 2 Comments

Google's Chromebook "Samus" Now Supported By Coreboot

As of today Google's upcoming "Samus" Chromebook is supported by Coreboot.
29 August 2014 - Samus - 14 Comments

Coreboot Now Works On The Older MacBook 1,1 Too

As an update to yesterday's story about Coreboot now working for the MacBook 2,1 model, with today's Git activity the open-source BIOS/UEFI replacement will also work with the even older 1,1 model.
18 August 2014 - MacBook 1,1 - 12 Comments

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