[coreboot] BadBIOS Thoughts

Alex G. mr.nuke.me at gmail.com
Mon Nov 18 01:37:55 CET 2013

On 11/17/2013 03:45 PM, ron minnich wrote:
> I've tried before with some of those guys They're not going to help
> because they are not designers. Below a fairly high level, they don't
> know what's in their systems. Sure, it's a nice shiny skin. But all
> the real work is done by the ODM.
Then what can be done?

> This is a really hard problem. Google is the first company, aside from
> Linux NetworX, to really commit to a product that uses coreboot. It's
> been nice to see.
Is Google's plan with the chromebooks to enter the laptop market, or are
chromebooks meant to create a new market? It they are meant to enter the
laptop market, Google is doing it wrong, and I've never seen Google do
things wrong.

> It bothers me that so few people know what's inside their computers,
> but maybe it should not: most people don't know how their cars work
> either. Maybe the days of really understanding your hardware are gone.
It bothers me that Google is touting golf carts as taking you to work
and back. Jokes aside. When 7/6 people have problems with fractions and
1 out of 10 people don't understand binary, how can one expect the
majority of people to understand PC hardware?


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