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  • Developer Warns Of "Uncorrectable Freedom & Security Issues" For x86

    Phoronix: Developer Warns Of "Uncorrectable Freedom & Security Issues" For x86

    A developer long involved in Coreboot/Libreboot development is trying to call attention to "uncorrectable freedom and security issues" on x86 platforms with nearly all post-2009 Intel systems and post-2013 AMD systems...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ctable-Freedom

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    1: infiltrate Intel labs and take blueprints for x86 and produce CPUs on country where patents do not apply 2: someone should steal this microsoft or any other company secure boot key generator or full source code for these blobs.

    Freedom must be gained back with any means, enough of this locking everything.

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    • #3
      Very few alternatives in desktop land. Excited to see ARM progress though

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Brophen View Post
        Very few alternatives in desktop land. Excited to see ARM progress though
        The real problem is that ARM has just as many problems. When it comes to freedom, it seems POWER is a much better alternative.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by tuuker View Post
          1: infiltrate Intel labs and take blueprints for x86 and produce CPUs on country where patents do not apply 2: someone should steal this microsoft or any other company secure boot key generator or full source code for these blobs.

          Freedom must be gained back with any means, enough of this locking everything.
          All you need to know about x86 instructions can fit on an index card and I can give it to you. The real problem is selling it because most countries would ban the import.

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          • #6
            bridgman exactly this. Enough of this shit, give us blob-free hardware.
            ## VGA ##
            AMD: X1950XTX, HD3870, HD5870
            Intel: GMA45, HD3000 (Core i5 2500K)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by LinuxID10T View Post
              When it comes to freedom, it seems POWER is a much better alternative.
              There are no alternatives when it comes to GPUs.
              ## VGA ##
              AMD: X1950XTX, HD3870, HD5870
              Intel: GMA45, HD3000 (Core i5 2500K)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by darkbasic View Post
                There are no alternatives when it comes to GPUs.

                What are you talking about?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by karolherbst View Post


                  What are you talking about?
                  While there x86 alternatives for a workstation (IBM's power), there are still no alternatives in the GPU market: every single modern GPU commercially available requires binary blobs.
                  ## VGA ##
                  AMD: X1950XTX, HD3870, HD5870
                  Intel: GMA45, HD3000 (Core i5 2500K)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by darkbasic View Post
                    While there x86 alternatives for a workstation (IBM's power), there are still no alternatives in the GPU market: every single modern GPU commercially available requires binary blobs.
                    ahh, well every nvidia gpu except the second maxwell (and most likely newer) generation has no propritary binray code (except for video acceleration)

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