[coreboot] Fwd: NorhTec Price Quote

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Wed Dec 17 10:05:42 CET 2008

On 17.12.2008 05:23, Corey Osgood wrote:
> How available are the datasheets for the Xcore86 and it's chipset? What's
> the life expectancy of the MicroClient Sr. (CX700M chipset)? I was just
> looking at their site the other day, they offer a c7/vx800 nettop with linux
> preinstalled that looks interesting too.
> -Corey
> On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 9:49 PM, ron minnich <rminnich at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Michael Barnes has been very supportive in our discussions. So here is
>> a possibilty.
>> Thanks
>> ron
>> On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 8:35 AM, Michael C. Barnes <mbarnes at norhtec.com>
>> wrote:
>>> I am familar with the LinuxBios project and I looked at Coreboot
>>> before. The problem is there are very few motherboards supported. It
>>> isn't about how open is but rather on whether or not someone takes the
>>> time to support a motherboard or not.  The Jr is going to be phased
>>> out in six months so it wouldn't be worth the time to port Coreboot to
>>> the Jr. However, we are just releasing the DX and soon we will have
>>> products based on the new Xcore86 CPU.  Our base BIOS is AMI BIOS.  If
>>> someone wanted to migrate Coreboot onto the new platforms, that would
>>> be great.

Does the Xcore86 support CAR? Looking at the chip data, it seems
unlikely. And I'd rather not target a machine which has no CAR.



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