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authorStefan Reinauer <stefan.reinauer@coreboot.org>2011-06-10 20:05:53 +0200
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Signed-off-by: Stefan Reinauer <stefan.reinauer@coreboot.org> Change-Id: I4f181979ca5e47b27731c681a320b34cbecc0027 Reviewed-on: http://review.coreboot.org/19 Tested-by: build bot (Jenkins) Reviewed-by: Marc Jones <marcj303@gmail.com> Reviewed-by: Cristian Măgherușan-Stanciu <cristi.magherusan@gmail.com> Reviewed-by: Sven Schnelle <svens@stackframe.org>
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coreboot README
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-coreboot is a Free Software project aimed at replacing the proprietary
-BIOS you can find in most of today's computers.
-
-It performs just a little bit of hardware initialization and then executes
-one of many possible payloads, e.g. a Linux kernel or a bootloader.
+coreboot is a Free Software project aimed at replacing the proprietary BIOS
+(firmware) found in most computers. coreboot performs a little bit of
+hardware initialization and then executes additional boot logic, called a
+payload.
+
+With the separation of hardware initialization and later boot logic,
+coreboot can scale from specialized applications that run directly
+firmware, run operating systems in flash, load custom
+bootloaders, or implement firmware standards, like PC BIOS services or
+UEFI. This allows for systems to only include the features necessary
+in the target application, reducing the amount of code and flash space
+required.
+
+coreboot was formerly known as LinuxBIOS.
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