[coreboot] for more working mainboards

Mike mgoppold5 at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 27 21:19:32 CEST 2014

Sounds very good.  Please clarify, you mean the Acer Chromebook 13?

Thanks in advance.

On 08/27/2014 12:34 PM, ron minnich wrote:
> I was talking to a friend about this the other day.
> Back when I were a mere lad, one could buy chips and build boards with
> CPUs that were every bit as good as what any company could sell you. I
> interned at HP working with engineers on boards, and I saw both sides,
> the company and the garage/basement. There was not a lot of
> difference. I built boards with many different microprocessors, and
> even designed DRAM controllers. It was doable.
> I got a chance to watch the very talented engineers in the chromebook
> part of Google for two years.After a few months watching them fix
> problems that were very subtle, I found myself realizing that the era
> of the Apple ][ was gone for good. I just don't see how "we can build
> our own mainboards" model gets you to high quality, fast, low power
> boards. I'd love to be shown wrong. But this "we should start a
> company" thing that has been appearing in this list for 15 years is
> now less practical than it was in 2000.
> Sorry, I don't like it either.
> If you really want a high quality, blob-free, open platform, you're
> probably best off with ARM, and a good  choice is the new Acer 13:
> coreboot, no blobs, and it's really fine hardware at least for me.
> ron

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