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?
Permalink for comment 520946
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: I know who will be happy...
by zima on Tue 5th Jun 2012 23:58 UTC in reply to "RE: I know who will be happy..."
zima
Member since:
2005-07-06

Oh well. At least further developments ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemote#Loongson_3A_laptop ) start to look quite interesting - and they should continue, considering China's efforts to achieve technology independence.
I don't think RMS cares much about lack of x86 compatibility ;) (though, from the Wiki article about Loongson, it seems like the architecture has some provisions for speedy x86 emulation)

I guess it only fits that People's Republic of China might be the place that will bring Stallman 's dreams to reality... ;) (with the inevitable "spilling over" of their domestic technologies - first to Asia, then at least Africa and Latin America; most of the world, really)

Reply Parent Score: 2