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GNOME Firmware App Launches Officially to Make Updating Firmware Easier on Linux

Promising to make firmware updates easier to deploy, GNOME Firmware is a graphical application for power users that lets them check for new firmware for their devices, update or downgrade current firmware, as well as to install new firmware. GNOME Firmware is designed as an optional utility for GNOME users, as well as users of other desktop environments. The first release of GNOME Firmware will be capable to display all device metadata supported by the fwupd utility, let users install, reinstall, or downgrade firmware for supported hardware, unlock hardware like TPMs (Trusted Platform Modules), as well as to automatically enable the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) and refresh the metadata.