[LinuxBIOS] From slashdot - a company possibly using linuxbios.
corey.osgood at gmail.com
Wed Nov 14 05:19:08 CET 2007
Robert Vogel wrote:
> I'm catching up on my reading, so there has been some delay since the last
> post to this thread.
> One of the reasons why the LinuxBios project seems so large is that it
> attempts to satisfy the requirements of many different mother boards. Yet,
> it has not come up with a machine that is easily available. I don't see
> anything close to a desktop machine for the consumer yet.
Gigabyte GA-M57SLI??? Is there some reason it doesn't fit your requirements?
> Is there a good reason why a single, perhaps custom, motherboard running
> LinuxBios would not be sufficient for, say, most desktop users ?
> The chipset could be selected so that there are no hiding places. If the
> Bios itself is socketed and replaceable, why should it not be a device that
> could be instantly on ?
> Ideally, an independent organization such as the FSF might certify a machine
> that is completely open...and therefore trustworthy. It wouldn't need to be
> backwards compatible with DOS nor would it run windows. It could skip
> cutting-edge graphics so that there should be no NDAs. Is that possible ?
> Thoughts ?
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