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  • Coreboot 4.10 Released With New Support For Many Chromebooks & Random Motherboards

    Phoronix: Coreboot 4.10 Released With New Support For Many Chromebooks & Random Motherboards

    Coreboot 4.10 was released today with some 2,500+ commits over the past eight months for this increasingly popular open-source alternative to proprietary BIOS implementations...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-4.10-Released

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    Now, here's a project well worth contributing to.

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    • #3
      I'm still procrastinating my much needed coreboot upgrade. There's GNU GRUB 2.04, dynamic CPU detection in libgfxinit, and probably some other minor things I haven't paid attention to. My excuse is the fact that I want to upgrade to a better paste on my CPU (it's toasty), and I don't want to spend cash on new paste right now.

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      • #4
        Awww, they cut out Geode LX (and thus also the Alix boards). :/
        Stop TCPA, stupid software patents and corrupt politicians!

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        • #5
          Why remove old motherboard support?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by gnarlin View Post
            Why remove old motherboard support?
            Probably because it is a pain to maintain and nobody is testing them anymore.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Adarion View Post
              Awww, they cut out Geode LX (and thus also the Alix boards). :/
              Well they are not recommended for new designs since quite some time: https://pcengines.ch/alix.htm
              Not recommended for new designs - please consider our apu2 platform instead.

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              • #8
                I would say this is a huge move forward on the support side:

                HP COMPAQ-8200-ELITE-SFF-PC

                Is now supported.

                HP sold 10's of thousands of these in the corporate space, many can be found very cheaply in the refurb market and they support a wide range of Ivy Bridge CPU's.

                The HP BIOS on them was tied to corporate asset lifecycles (no tweaking) and therefore not flexible.

                I will have to rummage through my collection and see if I have one to revive and see what Coreboot has to offer.

                I always wondered why they (Coreboot) focused on niche boards when going after these former corporate desktops would drive larger adoption rates.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by edwaleni View Post
                  I always wondered why they (Coreboot) focused on niche boards when going after these former corporate desktops would drive larger adoption rates.
                  coreboot developers focus on what coreboot developers have.

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