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Re: Don't understand the trouble with firmware !

On Sat, 2004-05-15 at 23:18, Francesco Paolo Lovergine wrote:
> And what if next processors will require downloading firmware to work?

(If this was intended as irony, I didn't get it :)

Actually it's not even far-fetched. Think dynamic instruction sets,
cheaper production costs, smaller costs for distributing a "new CPU" in
software or smaller costs for fixing CPU bugs. Or think "LISP machine"
if you will...

In any case, this issue will not go away. One can only hope that Debian
has managed to deal with it before you can't even boot without having
the boot loader upload firmware to your CPU.

Fabian Fagerholm <fabbe@paniq.net>

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