Coreboot News Archives
Coreboot Ported To Run On Lenovo's ThinkPad T420

For fans of Coreboot, the Lenovo ThinkPad T420 has been ported to this open-source BIOS/UEFI alternative and is one of the more recent laptops to be independently ported to this code-base formerly known as LinuxBIOS.

14 April 2016 - Coreboot T420 - 12 Comments
Intel Appears To Be Rolling Out FSP 2.0 Blob

A controversial point of Intel's Coreboot support has been the FSP, or Firmware Support Package, which is needed for initializing the systems on all recent hardware generations. With the upcoming Apollo Lake it appears there is now a "FSP 2.0", but still relies upon binary blobs.

8 March 2016 - Firmware Support Package 2.0 - 5 Comments
Coreboot Ported To The Librem 13 Laptop, Without Purism

The controversial, crowd-funded Librem laptop that aimed to be fully open down to the firmware but ended up shipping with an AMI UEFI firmware for the initial release has now been ported to Coreboot for the Librem 13 model. The Coreboot support wasn't done by Purism, the company behind the Librem, but rather a Coreboot developer at Google.

17 January 2016 - Coreboot On The Librem 13 - 6 Comments
It Will Be Interesting To See If AMD Supports Coreboot For Zen

This year we should finally see the release of the highly anticipated AMD Zen processors that will hopefully better position their processors to compete with Intel. However, one of the unanswered questions about this next-gen platform is whether it will support Coreboot as an optional open-source firmware to replace the proprietary UEFI/BIOS.

10 January 2016 - Yay Or Nay? - 10 Comments
SeaBIOS 1.9 Brings Many Additions

SeaBIOS 1.9 has been out since last month as the latest version of this open-source implementation of a 16-bit x86 BIOS widely used by Coreboot, QEMU, and other projects.

4 December 2015 - SeaBIOS 1.9 - 6 Comments
A Modern Server Motherboard Is Now Supported By Coreboot/Libreboot

One of the frequent complaints about Coreboot/Libreboot when ported to new hardware (sans Chromebooks) is that it's often for rather old laptops or motherboards that are a number of years old and generally not even being still manufactured. To much pleasure, there's now a (AMD) server motherboard that's still in production and will work with Libreboot for initializing the system without requiring any proprietary blobs.

21 October 2015 - Libreboot ASUS KGPE-D16 - 2 Comments
Libreboot Now Supports The Chromebook C201

There hasn't been much modern hardware supported by Libreboot, the downstream of Coreboot that eliminates all binary blobs to be fully free software, but now the ASUS Chromebook C201 is supported by Libreboot.

12 October 2015 - Libreboot - 8 Comments
Purism Librem 13 Funded, But Will Likely Fail To Provide Freedom & Privacy

While not quite as much as the funding achieved for the Librem 15, the smaller Librem 13 crowd-funding campaign is set to close soon and has just passed its $250k USD funding goal for "a laptop that respects your rights", but there's still a lot of yet to be fulfilled hopes riding on this x86 laptop.

16 September 2015 - $250k Funding - 26 Comments

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