Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th May 2012 21:38 UTC
Google In the announcement of the new Chromebook and Chromebox, I found this interesting tidbit: "And support for hardware-accelerated graphics, a built-from-scratch multi-touch trackpad and an open-source firmware stack provide a much faster and more responsive computing experience." It's the open source firmware stack that interests me. Does anybody know how extensive this is?
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RE: I know who will be happy...
by pgeorgi on Wed 30th May 2012 07:24 UTC in reply to "I know who will be happy..."
pgeorgi
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Open^H^H^H^HFree BIOS = more choices for Richard Stallman, if/when his Lemote ( http://richard.stallman.usesthis.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemote ) netbook dies.

Sandybridge (which the new systems are based on) doesn't execute even a single x86 instruction without an intel-signed binary only component in flash.

As I understand the FSF's definition, that would be a "blob". RMS will have to stick to Lemotes for a while longer.

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