Linux Continues Making Progress With System Firmware Updating
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 17 September 2015 at 09:00 AM EDT. Add A Comment
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Over the past few months on Phoronix there's been many stories about fwupd, ESRT, and other components related to running UEFI system firmware updates from the Linux desktop. But what's the current status?

The support is coming together for Linux systems with the Linux 4.2+ kernel, fwupdate and fwupd utilities present, and there's a website for vendors to upload their firmware to be distributed down to the Linux distributions.

Those working on the Linux UEFI system firmware updating are still looking for more PC/motherboard vendors to become involved to ensure they're distributing their firmware files appropriately, the service is working well, etc.

If you want to find out more about the state of Linux firmware updates, see this blog post by Red Hat's Peter Jones.

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