Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Dec 2006 13:05 UTC, submitted by Matt D.
Linux "Let's be honest here. When most of us think of open source and free software, we really aren't thinking of something flashed to a BIOS ROM chip. And yet when it comes to the Linux BIOS project - that's exactly what's happening here. The LinuxBIOS is a project designed to work out any perceived shortcomings from existing BIOS options distributed on today's motherboards. Started back in 1999, it has been in development steadily for quite some time now."
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What about EFI?
by pcummins on Tue 26th Dec 2006 02:16 UTC
pcummins
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2005-07-10

I'd say EFI is more likely to supplant the BIOS in the long run for the majority of motherboards these days. LinuxBIOS will probably be relegated to low cost motherboards or custom-made motherboards that are developed to be totally free from EFI or BIOS limitations. LinuxBIOS makes sense in some situations, but not all by a long shot.

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RE: What about EFI?
by gilboa on Tue 26th Dec 2006 10:08 in reply to "What about EFI?"
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

... I wonder if people will just as happy to use normal non open BIOS' once Intel+Microsoft get DRM support into the BIOS.

As for me, once I get my hands on a flash burner, I'll convert my Tyan boards to LinuxBIOS.

- Gilboa

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