Linked by Elv13 on Sun 17th Jun 2012 10:35 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "The UEFI secure boot mechanism has been the source of a great deal of concern in the free software community, and for good reason: it could easily be a mechanism by which we lose control over our own systems. Recently, Red Hat's Matthew Garrett described how the Fedora distribution planned to handle secure boot in the Fedora 18 release. That posting has inspired a great deal of concern and criticism, though, arguably, about the wrong things."
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Much nicer...
by ronaldst on Sun 17th Jun 2012 12:14 UTC
ronaldst
Member since:
2005-06-29

if the industry would have gotten rid of the BIOS altogether. Such an unnecessary layer of software.


Here's a Samsung Chromebook with CoreBoot instead of the regular BIOS or UEFI:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RypqMqtTPs8

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RE: Much nicer...
by Elv13 on Sun 17th Jun 2012 18:18 in reply to "Much nicer..."
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

BIOS is 1 million time better than those "bios less" arm/blackfin devices. It is better to have a standardized boot layer than per device custom and incompatible ones. And no, uBoot is not standardized.

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RE[2]: Much nicer...
by tylerdurden on Sun 17th Jun 2012 23:51 in reply to "RE: Much nicer..."
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Oh, dear...

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