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LinuxBoot for Servers: Enter Open Source, Goodbye Proprietary UEFI


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#1 OFFLINE   securitybreach

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Posted 06 October 2018 - 06:48 PM

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LinuxBoot is an Open Source alternative to Proprietary UEFI firmware. It was released last year and is now being increasingly preferred by leading hardware manufacturers as default firmware. Last year, LinuxBoot was warmly welcomedinto the Open Source family by The Linux Foundation.

This project was an initiative by Ron Minnich, author of LinuxBIOS and lead of coreboot at Google, in January 2017.

Google, Facebook, Horizon Computing Solutions, and Two Sigma collaborated together to develop the LinuxBoot project (formerly called NERF) for server machines based on Linux.

Its openness allows Server users to easily customize their own boot scripts, fix issues, build their own runtimes and reflash their firmware with their own keys. They do not need to wait for vendor updates.

https://itsfoss.com/linuxboot-uefi/
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#2 OFFLINE   abarbarian

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Posted 07 October 2018 - 05:14 AM

Shame it is only for servers. :breakfast:
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Posted 07 October 2018 - 09:35 PM

Hello,

There is Libreboot and Coreboot, but those seem mainly geared towards laptops.

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 04:54 AM

View Postgoretsky, on 07 October 2018 - 09:35 PM, said:

Hello,

There is Libreboot and Coreboot, but those seem mainly geared towards laptops.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

Yeah and only for select models..
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