[coreboot] A Growing Concern

ron minnich rminnich at gmail.com
Tue Feb 18 22:21:46 CET 2014

all of these upcoming devices? not practical.

If you care that much, you have to vote with your money, and you have
to accept that you'll get something not entirely what you wanted in


On Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 1:01 PM, Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
<phcoder at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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