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    Phoronix: Future Intel Systems To Reportedly Be Even Less Friendly For Open-Source Firmware

    According to the Coreboot camp, future Intel systems with FSP 3.0 and Universal Scalable Firmware (USF) will be even less friendly for open-source system firmware...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...P-3.0-Less-OSF

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    I could be completely wrong as I have little knowledge on the subject, but I guess it kind of makes sense given the route they're taking SDSi. Could it be a sign that they plan to use it for consumer products as well?

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    • #3
      Any news on the AMD front in this regard?
      ## VGA ##
      AMD: X1950XTX, HD3870, HD5870
      Intel: GMA45, HD3000 (Core i5 2500K)

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      • #4
        I think an interesting phoronix article could be:

        Let's say intel goes evil-er , what if I wanted to use a steam deck in an old desktop case with attached usb-c hub with tv connected display, usb mouse/key, usb converted sata hdd, Say I leave it steam os and run developer mode and then i run distrobox and install ubuntu lts server with added xfce-desktop,

        what is the desktop performance feel like and phoronix performance measurements/benchmark of the added ubuntu against a current intel desktop ?

        steam deck converted home desktop vs intel tower desktop perf cmp ?

        mostly install the ubuntu on the usb/sata/hdd if possible to specify with distrobox.
        Last edited by onlyLinuxLuvUBack; 27 February 2022, 03:01 AM. Reason: i meant steam deck not the steam box

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        • #5
          And Intel mentioning favoring open-source a month or two ago.... how ironic.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by darkbasic View Post
            Any news on the AMD front in this regard?
            Well AMD is using the Pluton security processor made by Microsoft on it's newer chips so both Intel and AMD are going in terrible directions in their own way. AMD also had no Coreboot support before and used PSP so it's not like they were saints before Pluton. If you care about FOSS and you haven't started your exodus plans from x86 then you really should.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by PublicNuisance View Post

              Well AMD is using the Pluton security processor made by Microsoft on it's newer chips so both Intel and AMD are going in terrible directions in their own way. AMD also had no Coreboot support before and used PSP so it's not like they were saints before Pluton. If you care about FOSS and you haven't started your exodus plans from x86 then you really should.
              from what I've seen, Pluton is just the PSP hardware running Microsoft firmware instead of the current PSP firmware.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by PublicNuisance View Post

                Well AMD is using the Pluton security processor made by Microsoft on it's newer chips so both Intel and AMD are going in terrible directions in their own way. AMD also had no Coreboot support before and used PSP so it's not like they were saints before Pluton. If you care about FOSS and you haven't started your exodus plans from x86 then you really should.
                Into what though? You have POWER9 for now, but IBM is clearly going in the same direction. ARM is no better from what I can see.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by krzyzowiec View Post

                  Into what though? You have POWER9 for now, but IBM is clearly going in the same direction. ARM is no better from what I can see.
                  ARM is basically worse. POWER9 is really the only option at the moment.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jacob View Post

                    ARM is basically worse. POWER9 is really the only option at the moment.
                    RISC-V maybe. It'll be underpowered and costly.

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