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A Gigabyte Sandy/Ivy Bridge Motherboard Now Handled By Coreboot

A new, low-cost Gigabyte motherboard that supports Intel's Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge processors is now supported by upstream Coreboot.
20 April 2015 - New Coreboot Board - 5 Comments

Veyron Danger & Brain Motherboards Now In Coreboot

As a quick update to the initial Veyron motherboards being added to Coreboot, Google has now added more Veyron boards to mainline Coreboot.
15 April 2015 - Veyron Coreboot

New Google Boards Added To Coreboot

There's some new Google motherboards added to upstream Coreboot.
11 April 2015 - Chromebooks

Coreboot Ported To A ~$30 AMD AM1 Motherboard

For those searching for a low-cost system/motherboard for experimenting with Coreboot, there's another new AMD motherboard that now works with Coreboot's upstream Git code. The board costs only about $30 USD and works with all modern AMD AM1 processors.
10 April 2015 - Biostar AM1ML - 20 Comments

ARM64 Improvements Piling Up In Coreboot

While yesterday I was talking about many Intel Broadwell improvements landing in Coreboot, the new Git activity today for Coreboot is about 64-bit ARM.
28 March 2015 - ARM64 - 9 Comments

Chromebooks Powered By The MIPS Pistachio, Linux Support Evolving

While Google Chromebooks up to this point have tended to be ARM-based along with some using low-power Atom x86 SoCs, it appears Imagination Technologies is working towards some MIPS design wins for these Internet-focused devices. Imagination has been working on MIPS improvements within Coreboot as a ChromeOS partner.
21 March 2015 - MIPS Pistachio - 10 Comments

Siemens Commits New Motherboard Support To Coreboot

While you probably don't have a Siemens motherboard underneath your desk, the company has committed support for another one of their motherboards to Coreboot.
6 March 2015 - Siemens MC TCU3 - 3 Comments

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 - 16 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

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