New release of LinuxBIOS 2-2536.
The LinuxBIOS team has released a new version of LinuxBIOS 2-2536. The team has listed a number of compelling reasons to use the BIOS:
- 100% Free Software BIOS (GPL)
- No royalties or license fees!
- Fast boot times (3 seconds from power-on to Linux console)
- Avoids the need for a slow, buggy, proprietary BIOS
- Runs in 32-Bit protected mode almost from the start
- Written in C, contains virtually no assembly code
- Supports a wide variety of hardware and payloads
- Further features: netboot, serial console, remote flashing
Of course with 64-bit technology all the rage the team has some catching up to do. But it looks like there are quite a few LinuxBIOS deployments already in clusters, servers, embedded solutions, and notebooks (the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC)). It might be interesting to play around with the LinuxBIOS on a couple of machines. Presentation?