[coreboot] Do they preinstall coreboot from factory already ?

Marshall Buschman mbuschman at lucidmachines.com
Wed Aug 24 23:12:58 CEST 2011

Very cool, and very funny - sounds like I'm not the only one with this idea.

I have coreboot in my car already:

I can confirm the 5 second boot claims, perhaps lower when you don't 
have a display.
Either way, definitely a milestone.

On 08/24/2011 03:43 PM, xdrudis wrote:
> I've just seen these news about a new vehicle PC with
> 5 seconds boot time thanks to coreboot, but there is
> no information on pricing, software (if any, maybe it
> is sold without hard disks ?) or firmware (apparently
> they would ship it with coreboot, but the datasheet
> does only say "supports AMD Coreboot technology",
> which might mean that the user can install it and
> it should work, although I'd think it's more likely
> to mean it comes preinstalled.
> If so it may even be tempting. Pity my only vehicles
> are bicyles and I'm not sure what to use the 1.5 kg
> + disks + screen+ power source for while riding...
> I guess you can also use it at home, but I wonder about
> the price (no , I'm not going to ask them because I
> wasn't thinking of buying a new computer now, but I'm curious).
> http://www.linuxfordevices.com/c/a/News/Portwell-PCS8277/
> http://www.portwell.com/products/detail.asp?CUSTCHAR1=PCS-8277#order
> In any case, congratulations all, it looks like another
> milestone.
> Time to start a new section in the web about "where to buy?"

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