Dell Will Begin Making Their UEFI Firmware Easy To Update From Linux
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 10 December 2015 at 07:36 AM EST. 8 Comments
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Richard Hughes has shared that Dell is the first major PC vendor they can now talk about as joining the the Linux Vendor Firmware Service for making it easy to update the UEFI firmware on new systems from the Linux desktop.

The Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) is what ties in with all the work done by Red Hat for updating the motherboard/system UEFI in an easy-to-use manner from the Linux desktop by utilizing the UEFI capsule updates from UEFI v2.5+. The first distribution to offer good support for doing UEFI updates was Fedora 23 and with next year's release of Fedora 24 there will be further improvements to doing UEFI firmware updates.

The initial device to be supported with these firmware updates on Linux by Dell is their forthcoming Edge Gateway, an IoT system.

Richard Hughes also says there are other major vendors that he can't talk about yet that will begin supporting LVFS too. More details via his blog.
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