[coreboot] A Growing Concern
Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
phcoder at gmail.com
Tue Feb 18 22:01:55 CET 2014
On 18.02.2014 06:21, amloerx at tfwno.gf wrote:
> 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.
All of them? Possible but will probably cost you millions in workforce.
If you really want coreboot on some devices that interest you, you'll
have to back it up with either work(do port yourself) or money (hire
someone, you can post a bounty)
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