Star Labs Adds Coreboot Open-Source Firmware Support to Their LabTop Mk IV Linux Laptop

After several months of development, Star Labs’s engineers finally managed to provide Coreboot support for owners of the Star LabTop Mk IV Linux laptop, providing them not only with an Open Source firmware, but also with a lightning-fast and more secure boot experience.

Formerly known as LinuxBIOS, Coreboot is a firmware platform designed to replace proprietary firmware in most computers. Coreboot is known to be a lightweight firmware that puts the user in full control of the hardware and is designed to perform only the minimum number of tasks necessary to load and run a modern Linux OS.