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    Default Google Does Sandy/Ivy Bridge In Coreboot For Chrome OS

    Phoronix: Google Does Sandy/Ivy Bridge In Coreboot For Chrome OS

    Google has committed to the open-source Coreboot BIOS implementation support for Cougar/Panther Point chipsets as found with Intel's Sandy Bridge and soon-to-launch Ivy Bridge processors. Google's planning to use Coreboot in conjunction with these newer Intel CPUs for future Chrome OS hardware to result in a very fast boot time...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA4Mjg

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    So we will be able to install another Linux distribution and wipe ChromeOS entirely on future Chromebooks?
    I would love that, because the Samsung Chromebooks have a 16:10 aspect ratio.

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    I completely killed a Lenovo Ideapad S205 using efibootmgr to clean up to boot priorities. Twice. That's how much I love UEFI.

    Nice move, Google!

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    * squeal* OMG, THIS IS AWESOME!!!

    Seriously, awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2kx View Post
    I completely killed a Lenovo Ideapad S205 using efibootmgr to clean up to boot priorities. Twice. That's how much I love UEFI.

    Nice move, Google!
    As far as I know, the EFI settings, including the efibootmgr boot order, are stored in the nvram. On my W520, I could always "fix" the UEFI by resetting the nvram by removing the time battery and holding the power button in 10 5-second intervals.

    Anyway, I do agree that this is a good move

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    First Linux on phones. Then Android Nexus unlocked bootloader phones. After that VP8 for WebM patents release to oppose h264 in HTMLv5 and now Coreboot.

    I'm not a huge fan of Google's data mining, but they can operate for years to come if they go on being awesome like this. And don't forget GSoC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by V!NCENT View Post
    First Linux on phones. Then Android Nexus unlocked bootloader phones. After that VP8 for WebM patents release to oppose h264 in HTMLv5 and now Coreboot.

    I'm not a huge fan of Google's data mining, but they can operate for years to come if they go on being awesome like this. And don't forget GSoC.
    If someone thinks that in this digital world, no one would want to know/record peoples behavior, needs to put the pink glasses down.
    Data mining is not done only by google, ask VISA, GSM operators, and so on.
    I personally have nothing to hide, and I am very happy that google is led by technology men, who actually want to make the world better place (green energy, space elevator, self-driving cars, linux, coreboot, etc.).

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