[coreboot] barbarians at the gates

David Hendricks david.hendricks at gmail.com
Sat Sep 10 20:22:35 CEST 2011

Unfortunately, as a consumer there isn't a whole lot that can be done. It's
sort of like trying to buy a PC with Linux instead of Windows -- Due to
volume, the cheapest and most readily-available hardware is ironically
likely to have the Microsoft tax built into the pricetag. Similarly, nearly
all PC motherboards will have the cost of proprietary BIOS royalties
built-in. So replacing proprietary BIOS with Coreboot does not really help
the vendor to realize potential cost savings.

IMHO the best thing is to get involved with the development communities,
especially for stuff like servers and HTPC machines, and hopefully inspire
some new products that are designed with Coreboot in-mind from the very
beginning. The good news is that this has become much easier thanks to AMD
who has upstreamed all the low-level code necessary to make that happen for
modern hardware such as Fusion :-)
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