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    Phoronix: Coreboot Is Set To Start Booting Laptops

    This weekend in Brussels at FOSDEM along with many interesting X.Org discussions and laying out the plans for Wayland 1.0, the Coreboot project has an exciting announcement: showing off the first mainstream laptop with Coreboot support...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA1MjM

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    Michael, please, please, please, let there be high quality audio on this talk + slides.

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    I wonder if companies (like Microsoft) can strangle this effort with patents and/or with suggestions that it somehow encourages piracy of their OS, afaik MS is interested in UEFI which excludes other OSes (for now on ARM). I might be wrong but you probably get the basic idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cl333r View Post
    I wonder if companies (like Microsoft) can strangle this effort with patents and/or with suggestions that it somehow encourages piracy of their OS, afaik MS is interested in UEFI which excludes other OSes (for now on ARM). I might be wrong but you probably get the basic idea.
    Software patents are used only in couple of countries in the world, for now....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drago View Post
    Software patents are used only in couple of countries in the world, for now....
    Yes, but among them is the USA which under the hood twists the arms of the other countries (EU etc) to adopt such crap as well, not to mention that loosing such markets is often a deal breaker for various reasons.

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    I've pretty much lost all interest in coreboot. They basically are a bunch of promises and half-completed code. Nice that things "boot" on it, but if you can only use 1 stick of RAM and the SATA ports don't work, what's the point? Coreboot is going nowhere... and slowly.

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