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  • System76 Granted A Thunderbolt License To Integrate Into Their Open Firmware

    Phoronix: System76 Granted A Thunderbolt License To Integrate Into Their Open Firmware

    Linux laptop/PC vendor System76 has become a Thunderbolt licensee so that they can officially offer support for it in the Coreboot-based open-source system firmware initiative they are pursuing...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...erbolt-Open-FW

  • #2
    their good looking desktops should be sold also out of the US, don't you think?
    and a bit less Nvidia please

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    • #3
      Fuck Thunderbolt. Fuck Intel. Fuck Apple.

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      • #4
        Thunderbolt will be USB 4 soon. Intel does a lot for Free Software and Apple used to do much for it (CUPS and WebKit), too, although this seems to have declined recently.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Shiba View Post
          Fuck Thunderbolt. Fuck Intel. Fuck Apple.
          Seems like you give a lot of fucks.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Shiba View Post
            Fuck Thunderbolt. Fuck Intel. Fuck Apple.
            You forgot nvidia, and their horrible/none opensource drivers support for latest geforce cards,...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Shiba View Post
              Fuck Thunderbolt. Fuck Intel. Fuck Apple.
              What's wrong with thunderbolt?

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              • #8
                It makes me wonder why they would spend time and money on this?
                Thunderbolt is not important enough for this added license encumberment to be worth it for a user who has specifically tried to purchase an "open" (as much as possible) machine.

                These guys are either clowns or not entirely honest people.

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                • #9
                  That's pretty cool, though, I assume the TB firmware itself is still closed-source? Not that it really matters to me, just wondering.


                  As for hating on TB, IIRC, USB 4.0 is going to basically "merge" with TB, where they basically become synonymous. Like it or not, it's part of the future.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by kpedersen View Post
                    It makes me wonder why they would spend time and money on this?
                    So they can offer a device with a working Thunderbolt port instead of a device with a non-functional port?

                    They are just making firmware for Clevo laptops, they can't choose what hardware and port go in the system.

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