"The GNU/Linux movement has spread across most every part of the
PC world in a very short period. There's a open source operating
system, with open source drivers and open source applications ...
all free to download from an open source Web or FTP server.
Apparently, no part of the software food chain goes untouched by
"Well, that's not really true. There's still the BIOS. But don't
despair . there's a movement to make an open source BIOS. Let's
discuss BIOS in the context of GNU/Linux and open source. This
article focuses on BIOS in general, and digs a bit deeper into the
software that makes your motherboard tick."