Linked by Gregory on Sat 26th Feb 2011 16:51 UTC
Intel "Intel is pleased to announce the BIOS Implementation Test Suite, a bootable pre-OS environment for testing BIOSes and in particular their initialization of Intel processors, hardware, and technologies. BITS can verify your BIOS against many Intel recommendations. In addition, BITS includes Intel's official reference code as provided to BIOS, which you can use to override your BIOS's hardware initialization with a known-good configuration, and then boot an OS."
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Let's see, I have a SSD in my desktop machine and Ubuntu with me logging in and starting up some applications takes less time to load than the BIOS.

A simpler, slimmer BIOS is definitely something I would want. I think coreboot even can do initialization in parallel so that should really help startup performance.

Linux really needs very little BIOS anyway.

So yes, Coreboot is something I would consider if it was available for my chipset for my desktop machine.

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