First Motherboard With Free Open Source BIOS Released

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First Motherboard With Free Open Source BIOS Released

Post by InactiveX » Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:45 am

Gigabyte have just released the first ever desktop motherboard to feature the free, open source LinuxBIOS.

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This is a huge victory in the quest for a completely Free & Open Source general-purpose computer that enables users to have full control over their own hardware. The Free Software Foundation has made the campaign for a Free BIOS a top priority because it is a key component in the software stack of personal computers. The need for a Free BIOS is even more pressing since DRM and Treacherous Computing have found their way into some proprietary BIOSes and EFI. From a practical perspective, LinuxBIOS removes the need for ugly hacks and workarounds in the kernel that compensate for buggy BIOSes – we can now fix the BIOS ourselves.
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Post by kuun » Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:49 am

hell yeah.. it's about time..

i hope this is one of those small baby steps that will eventually lead to more open source usage in the mainstream system hardware and hopefully eventually software :)

it would be nice to one day see a popular game with Windows/Linux OS required..

that will be a good day..
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