I think the nice thing about linuxbios is the flexibility it provides.
You're not limited by what the mainboard manufacturer gives you and can be more
creative. With a video chip, you can have accelerated video 2 seconds after
the system boots like, say, the xbox. This is on a regular off-the-shelf
motherboard. I've been working for the past few weeks on my epia M 10000
motherboard to do some nice things with the video subsystem in the BIOS. It's been
great so far and the folks on the message board have done a fantastic job
answering questions. I couldn't have gotten anywhere with a closed source BIOS.