[LinuxBIOS] LinuxBIOS on Laptops.

Kevin Purcell kevinpurcell at pobox.com
Sat Sep 2 22:05:08 CEST 2006

(not a troll)

What would be the selling point to the laptop maker of using LinuxBIOS?

Why would they want LinuxBIOS rather than buying (and modifying) a  
solution from a commercial BIOS company and their CPU/chipset(s)  

If you can answer this question in a way that would convince an MBA  
you might be able to persuade a maker to do this. If you can't give  
an argument that saves the company money I doubt you will get any  

As regards the "let's get it on cheaper motherboards" I agree entirely.

On Sep 2, 2006, at 12:16 PM, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:

> Stories about LinuxBIOS frying laptops are the worst we can get now,
> but if we are successful enough in the traditional PC market, maybe
> one laptop vendor will get interested, too. And with support from
> a manufacturer, porting is a lot easier.
Kevin Purcell
kevinpurcell at pobox.com

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