[coreboot] Intel Core 2 Duo L7400 with MB chipset Intel 7100

joe at smittys.pointclark.net joe at smittys.pointclark.net
Wed Mar 12 00:45:24 CET 2008

Quoting Remi Lefevre <rlefevre at gmail.com>:

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Remi Lefevre <rlefevre at gmail.com>
> Date: Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 12:19 AM
> Subject: Re: [coreboot] Intel Core 2 Duo L7400 with MB chipset Intel 7100
> To: ron minnich <rminnich at gmail.com>
> Hi Ron,
>  On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 11:59 PM, ron minnich <rminnich at gmail.com> wrote:
>  > It's a lot harder with Intel CPUs as they will not help you.
>  >
>  >  AMD on the other hand will help you-- they support coreboot.
>  >
>  >  Do you have to use Intel CPUs?
>  Why do you talk only about Intel CPU ? Isn't the chipset (3100) more
>  difficult to integrate than the CPU ?
>  To answer your question, we have a very (I mean very) long life cycle
>  on our product, and my hardware team seems to think (perhaps not
>  wrongly) that they will be able to support Intel CPU longer than AMD
>  ones... (they may change their mind with good arguments, but I doubt
>  it, or they will propose ppc). And yes, I'm the software part ;)
>  I have to understand that I would have to do a lot of reverse
>  engeniering for Intel support (too bad they don't support this kind of
>  Industry need).
I agree, it is really too bad they don't jump aboard the coreboot  
train, they are the ones getting left behind.......

Thanks - Joe

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