[LinuxBIOS] LinuxBIOS from Dell

Corey Osgood corey.osgood at gmail.com
Mon Sep 10 05:55:13 CEST 2007

Robert Vogel wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Corey Osgood"
> <corey.osgood at gmail.com>
> To: "Danny Piccirillo" <danny.piccirillo at gmail.com>
> Cc: <linuxbios at linuxbios.org>
> Sent: Sunday, September 09, 2007 11:05 PM
> Subject: Re: [LinuxBIOS] LinuxBIOS from Dell
>> Danny Piccirillo wrote:
>>> I'm sure some of you are aware that LinuxBIOS appeared on Dell's
>>> IdeaStorm website. At some point the status was set to
>>> ***ACKNOWLEDGED*** by a Dell admin but has since been removed.
>>> http://www.ideastorm.com/article/show/62549 Maybe we can build up
>>> support for this idea again?
>> Hmm, what exactly does acknowledged mean, anyways? Seems like all it
>> means is, "hey, we saw it". I don't think that until we can get Windows
>> Vista running on a Core 2 Duo system that dell will seriously consider
>> this idea. I could be wrong, and really hope I am, as I'd love to see
>> them actually help with this.
>> -Corey
> I can't imagine why you want Windows Vista running on a machine that
> you took the trouble to configure with LinuxBIOS.
> Why would you do that ? I'm beginning to think that a LinuxBIOS
> machine may first come from embedded style boxes.
> OLPC is a pretty good role model. Don't you think ?

*I* don't want Vista on my LinuxBIOS machine. *Dell* would. I ran the
Vista betas for a while. I wasn't impressed, and haven't rushed out to
purchase it yet. LinuxBIOS already runs on a handful of embedded
mainboards, etc, look up the LinuTop for one example, and there are more
in the wiki.


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