[coreboot] A Growing Concern

amloerx at tfwno.gf amloerx at tfwno.gf
Tue Feb 18 06:21:38 CET 2014

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 
upcoming devices.

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