On Wed, 2011-06-29 at 13:36 +0200, Björn Persson wrote:
Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-06-28 at 10:01 -0400, Adam Jackson wrote:
> > On Tue, 2011-06-28 at 09:59 +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> > > Le Lun 27 juin 2011 15:12, Miloslav Trmač a écrit :
> > > > Placing trust in the manufacturer of the hardware puts the user in
> > > > worse position than they were before.
> > >
> > > I don't call placing absolute vetting power in bios writer hands
> > > worse position". I don't thing anyone can point to a
"good" bios on
> > > real world hardware.
> > I appreciate the disdain - no, really, trust me, I do - but you should
> > realize that SMM means you already may have no control over the machine.
> Well, the fact that BIOSes aren't open source means that anyway.
That's not impossible to change though. I have never dared to try Coreboot
myself, for fear of destroying my motherboard, but in principle it's possible
to replace the BIOS in most current computers with a free implementation. It's
looking like the TPM makes it impossible to replace Sinit with a free clone.
"Most current computers"? The support list -
- is tiny, and doesn't
include any even vaguely recent Intel chipset that I can see. And it
includes a grand total of four laptops, two of which I've never heard
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