Coreboot Now Supports The Sandy Bridge MacBook Air
Written by Michael Larabel in Coreboot on 11 October 2015 at 11:49 AM EDT. 2 Comments
COREBOOT --
With the latest Git code pushed into Coreboot this morning, the Apple MacBook Air 4,2 is now supported.

The MacBook Air 4,2 is the 2011 model that ships with an Intel Sandy Bridge processor. With Sandy Bridge hardware already being supported by Coreboot, Vladimir Serbinenko committed the auto-generated port for the MacBook Air 4,2 this morning to Coreboot Git.

In another commit, Serbinenko also enabled native graphics initialization for the old ThinkPad T60 laptops.

Overall, Coreboot keeps moving along and aside from Google Chromebooks, the -- older -- Lenovo ThinkPads and MacBooks tend to have the best Coreboot support.
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