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LinuxBIOS Brings Clones One Step Closer to Freedom

“No matter how hard you try to build a 100 percent Free/Open
Source (FOSS) computer, there are a few bits you can’t reach that
contain non-FOSS code: ROM chips. These power the BIOS (Basic
Input/Output System), Ethernet interfaces, SCSI controllers, and
SATA/PATA drive controllers. Today we’re taking a look at the
LinuxBIOS project, which gives us a modern GPL alternative to the
two remaining proprietary BIOS vendors, AMI and Phoenix.

“Even if you don’t care about the openness of your system BIOS,
you might be concerned about its inflexibility and legacy
baggage…”


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