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    Default AMD Kabini APU Support Comes To Coreboot

    Phoronix: AMD Kabini APU Support Comes To Coreboot

    As of today there's initial support in Coreboot for handling AMD Kabini APUs...

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

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    Is there any modern, usable mobo that supports coreboot that a consumer can actually buy and use with all latest processors. If not those stuff only matter to OEMs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 89c51 View Post
    Is there any modern, usable mobo that supports coreboot that a consumer can actually buy and use with all latest processors. If not those stuff only matter to OEMs.
    Agreed. Coreboot would be especially useful for things like laptops. I would love to be able to use coreboot on my laptop if I knew how to set it up and not risk bricking it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schmidtbag View Post
    Agreed. Coreboot would be especially useful for things like laptops. I would love to be able to use coreboot on my laptop if I knew how to set it up and not risk bricking it.
    Laptops have a chip for handling flashing, battery charging, keyboard, trackpad and other related features. This chip is often undocumented witch makes it difficult if not impossible to get CoreBoot working on a Laptop. That being said ChromeBooks are using CoreBoot afaik.

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    Chromebook Pixel has coreboot for sure.

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    That is very cool, and as AMD appears to be working on Chromebooks, we may see Coreboot running on AMD notebooks soon.

    Personally I think the Acer V5-122P would make a great Chromebook, or at least a notebook worth running Coreboot on.

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    I wish there were a AMD Kabini-based single-board computer.
    Something to compete with Raspberry Pi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    I wish there were a AMD Kabini-based single-board computer.
    Something to compete with Raspberry Pi.
    What do you mean by "single board". There are numbers of mini-itx boards with Bobcats soldered in, and it is just matter of time to be replaced with Kabinis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drago View Post
    What do you mean by "single board". There are numbers of mini-itx boards with Bobcats soldered in, and it is just matter of time to be replaced with Kabinis.
    But these you need a case, power supply, RAM, storage, and then it gets all very expensive.

    I want something in the Raspberry Pi size and price range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    I wish there were a AMD Kabini-based single-board computer.
    Something to compete with Raspberry Pi.
    Thows are in completely different market segments. It's like saying Hummers should start comparing with segways.

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