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World’s First Mainboard with Open Source BIOS

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:08 am
by mahin
The GIGABYTE M57SLI-S4 [1] is the first-ever desktop motherboard
supported by a Free & Open Source BIOS, thanks to AMD engineer Yinghai
Lu who released GPL-licensed code last month. This state-of-the-art
motherboard is based on the NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI chipset and AMD's
latest Socket AM2. It contains tons of advanced features such as:

Support for AMD Athlon 64 X2, Athlon 64 FX and Athlon 64 processors
2X PCI Express x16 slots
3X PCI Express x1 slots
2X PCI slots
3X 1394a (FireWire) ports
10X USB 2.0
16GB maximum memory
SATA RAID
6X SATA 3Gb/s slots.

Read morehere and here about the project news.

Re: World’s First Mainboard with Open Source BIOS

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:51 pm
by osrc_server_expert
Salam all

Thats nice to hear.

OLPC also uses the same.
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Hardware_specification

Regards,