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Gigabyte have just released the first ever desktop motherboard to feature the free, open source LinuxBIOS.
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 â€“ we can now fix the BIOS ourselves.
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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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