Category: Free Hardware / OpenBios / OpenFirmware / CoreBoot / LibreBoot

08.04.2019

„the internet“ in Germany is so slow… once your start page has finished loading… you actually forgot what you were searching for. (it has become better in Munich) PS: If this site (http://mycpu.eu) loads slow – it is because the […]

16.03.2019

2018-04: RISC-V Startup raises 50Mil$ Yeah! „Western Digital had previously announced in November that they’re shifting their entire product line, which is currently shipping about a billion cores a year,“ Sherwani said. „They expect that to become, in a few […]

Purism making progress on Librem5 SmartPhone
27.02.2019

more latest news on: https://puri.sm/news/ Progress has been quick and steady, and because we only use components that respect both our ethical values and your personal privacy and freedoms, you can imagine the layers of complexity that go into delivering […]

Pine64 – Pine Phone Pine Laptop Notebook Free Hardware
08.02.2019

https://www.pine64.org/ Low cost Board and a ARM based laptop for below 100USD? NICE! https://www.pine64.org/?post_type=product https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=pine-64-benchmark https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine64 Pine Phone Pine Book LOOKS GREAT 🙂 cheap, light, 6h battery 14″ display: https://www.pine64.org/?product=pinebook 11″ display: https://www.pine64.org/?product=11-6-pinebook http://wiki.pine64.org/index.php/1080P_Pinebook_Main_Page OS: can run Debian/Ubuntu http://wiki.pine64.org/index.php/Pinebook_Software_Release#Xenial_Mate_eMMC Benchmarks: […]

The Y2038 Problem – cars and embedded systems
23.01.2019

in comparison to Y2K: „The issue became when it became 2000 because that would be stored as 00 in the program. This caused many to believe that say, bank software wouldn’t be able to get your money out because it […]

Retro Computing
20.01.2019

I gutted a 1975 Zenith Blackstripe television and stuffed a flatscreen monitor into it so I could show off games I made on it (you can see a Lubuntu shutdown screen here). pic.twitter.com/3sGxD6rX6j — Ranibow Sprimkle Baker (@destroyed4com4t) January 20, […]

HardKernel new Odroid H2 powerfull embedded x86 with dual SATA
03.01.2019

… question is, can it run Debian only with free drivers? 😉 2x SATA = RAID1 = GREAT FOR NAS! http://linuxgizmos.com/odroid-h2-is-worlds-first-gemini-lake-hacker-board/ ODROID-H2 Key Features Intel Quad-core processor J4105 (14nm) with 4MiB Cache, up to 2.5Ghz(Single Thread) or 2.3Ghz(Multi Thread) Dual-channel […]

17.12.2018

Thanks! thanks to all the contributors of open source soft- and hardware and people that share their knowledge online for free 🙂 i hope/think that better technology could possibly also change humans to the better… freely sharing information surely does […]

backdoors in hardware – Intel Anti Theft Brick Code
16.12.2018

While „backdoors“ in hardware sound like a good idea… you don’t know how hackers are using it to sabotage infrastructure or extort bitcoins of another country’s companies… see „backdoor in cisco router„. IT IS F**** DANGEROUS! ESPECIALLY if it is […]

open source hardware
03.08.2018

https://elinux.org/Embedded_Open_Modular_Architecture/EOMA68 https://elinux.org/images/9/9e/Eoma68.pdf https://fosdem.org/2018/stands/

OpenBios CoreBoot a BIOS and EFI replacement
21.05.2018

…and it is even FAST! hardware support: 250 mainboards supported in 2012! Chromebook (IvyBridge / Thinkpad X60 / Thinkpad T 60 It comes with OpenBoot = also good and a direct rival to Intel’s EFI adoption. (checkout: https://www.coreboot.org/, coreboot interview: […]

ODROID-XU4 low power high speed embedded 8 core linux computer – lan dhcp connect and ssh into odroid xu4
19.12.2017

the hardware you can get the ODROID with HDMI (monitor/screen) output: with active cooling: https://www.pollin.de/p/odroid-xu4-einplatinen-computer-samsung-exynos-5422-2-gb-2x-usb-3-0-810409 with passive cooling: https://www.pollin.de/p/odroid-xu4q-einplatinen-computer-samsung-exynos-5422-2-gb-2x-usb-3-0-810750 for 80€ or the NAS/SATA variation (headless, no GPU, no HDMI, no screen/monitor) : https://www.pollin.de/p/odroid-hc1-einplatinen-computer-fuer-nas-und-cluster-anwendungen-810766 for 60€. What SoC are you using? The […]

31.05.2017

it is amazing on how many chips linux can run https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/arch CPUs you probably have NEVER heared of 😀 OpenRISC – Academic and non-commercial use Being open source, OpenRISC has proved popular in academic and hobbyist circles. For example, Stefan […]

installing lilo boot loader on debian8 – just because you can
30.05.2017

uname -a; # tested with Linux debian 3.16.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.16.43-2 (2017-04-30) i686 GNU/Linux su; # become root apt-get update; apt-get install lilo; # install the thing liloconfig; # generate config file /sbin/lilo; # install lilo to mbr enjoy […]

Linux Hardware Support Detection and Survey script
06.05.2017

download the script: hardware_detection_report.sh (will have to be renamed to .sh and marked runnable with chmod u+x) #!/bin/bash # this script basically asks the user, if he is happy with the hardware-support of the currently running linux # it then […]

The Unix philosophy – simple and beautiful
02.05.2017

src: https://homepage.cs.uri.edu/~thenry/resources/unix_art/ch01s07.html The Unix philosophy emphasizes building simple, short, clear, modular, and extensible code that can be easily maintained and repurposed by developers other than its creators. The Unix philosophy favors composability as opposed to monolithic design. Later summarized by […]

02.05.2017

Update: 2019.01: Redhat CPU fixes overview: Is CPU microcode available to address CVE-2017-5715 via the microcode_ctl package? https://access.redhat.com/articles/3436091 Update: https://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Intel-Prozessoren-undokumentierter-Debugging-Zugriff-erforscht-4256525.html update: from FSF: Dana Morgenstein: If there is an event at your university or in your community addressing the Intel chip […]

The Problem with Closed Source Drivers
01.05.2017

Unfortunately Debian – and i guess the rest of the Linux world as well – users have a pretty hard time finding WIFI and LAN cards but also grafix cards that can run with 100% free software. (FSF! STALLMAN! HELP! […]

NAS from Free Open Source Hardware and Software
28.04.2017

this is a crowd-funding project that still needs funding…. if you can help! please chip in 🙂 https://www.crowdsupply.com/gnubee/personal-cloud-1 Tour of LibreCMC and openmediavault We took a screencast of LibreCMC and some screenshots of openmediavault running on the GnuBee Personal Cloud […]