As a privacy and freedom oriented PC/Linux user, it scares me how modern
day devices are becoming extremely proprietary. Companies are beginning
to ship their laptops/tablets with proprietary EFI systems which have
some nasty things in them. I recently purchased a Dell Venue 8 Pro(one
of many upcoming 8" windows 8.1(x86) tablets) and while i was searching
through its BIOS, i noticed that it had the computrace option activated.
After disabling it, i decided to try to put coreboot on it, only to find
that its non-existent for my device. Although it says that its disabled,
i dont trust it one bit. While it is a beautiful, fast and
ultra-portable PC, it bothers me how there are no free alternatives for
it. These types of devices are growing in numbers and will most likely
continue on through the years.
All I ask of you is to try and make EFI alternatives to all these