TLWIR 51: Coreboot: the Solution to the Secure Boot Fiasco

Posted by acrossad on Dec 30, 2012 9:05 AM EDT; By Rex Djere
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Is it possible that the recent attempts to push secure boot onto computer users was a response to the growing hardware vendor support for coreboot back in 2011? This is only speculation on my part, but I suspect that this might be the case. Coreboot is a badly need solution that can restore freedom to PC users while updating the outdated PC BIOS technology.

In 2011, AMD began to dive deeply into supporting coreboot. On February 28, 2011, they released technical details on source code that AMD released for the coreboot project [1]. On May 6, 2011, AMD pledged to support booting with coreboot in all of its future microprocessors [2]. This revolution would have given the average PC user a lot more freedom, and a lot more control, over their computer system.

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