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    Phoronix: Google To Require "Designed For Chromebook" Devices Support Fwupd Firmware Updates

    Beginning at the start of the year it looks like Google will be requiring hardware vendors to support firmware updating on Linux via Fwupd with the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) if they wish to carry the "Designed For Chromebook" label...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...romebook-Fwupd

  • #2
    Originally posted by 144Hz View Post
    You go GNOMEr. Battle of Firmware won.

    Rejoice and regroup. GNOME will take on Patent trolls.
    Yeah, and I'm the one constantly going off topic...

    Just shut your gnomehole already.

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    • #3
      This just makes me happy..happy..happy! And, although LVFS as a project has been developing for quite some time, the combined announcement of Google making this a requirement AND it has the backing of the most successful Linux company in the world (Red Hat) which is now owned by IBM, just seals the deal. Its's been a long, slow, sometimes hard struggle. But the pieces continue to fall into place for Linux to become a legitimate desktop alternative to Windows or Mac based computing for the 99% of users who will never geek, phreak or hack but just want a platform to use that is freedom based, easy to use and maintain, and secure and stable.

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      • #4
        Typo:

        Originally posted by phoronix View Post
        the need for hardware access, understanding of device versioning, and otherrequirements.

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        • #5
          That's pretty cool, though, gets me to wonder if that might just push manufacturers to not get the label, or just use Windows instead.

          Originally posted by Vistaus View Post
          Just shut your gnomehole already.
          I imagine this is 144Hz's reaction:

          (picture of a pants-down gnome showing the middle finger)
          Last edited by tildearrow; 18 November 2019, 04:02 PM.

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          • #6
            144Hz I know Red Hat is supporting the main Gnome developer. I'm a Gnome fan boy. Planet Gnome and Planet Fedora are two of my many daily go-to blogs. I rejoiced when Ubuntu dropped Unity and went with Gnome and are now rapidly improving it along with Red Hat.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Jumbotron View Post
              it has the backing of the most successful Linux company in the world (Red Hat) which is now owned by IBM.
              Don't say things like that, you'll make Mark Shuttleworth cry.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Britoid View Post

                Don't say things like that, you'll make Mark Shuttleworth cry.
                wasnt he already far cry in space?

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                • #9
                  This is amazing.
                  I just wish more COTS motherboards supported it. Like common AMD and Intel boards from Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, etc.

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                  • #10
                    This will nicely strengthen the Linux ecosystem.

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