Dell wants to bring firmware updates to Linux


GNU / Linux users, unfortunately, we can't update the firmware of our hardware from our operating system. The distros still do not have applications for this task as they do exist in Microsoft's Windows, from where the BIOS / EFI of the motherboard can be updated in a simple way.

For Dell, a company that has already collaborated for the cause at other times, wants to bring this ability to Linux distributions as well. And according to SoftPedia, where the news has spread, the first distro to benefit from this new functionality could be Fedora, although it will surely reach the rest of the distributions sooner or later.

Good news, although still with a lot of uncertainty, since Dell has started to work now and there is a long way to go, in addition to the fact that the company at the moment it seems that it will only offer it for a single computer, the model intended for the business environment and the IoT Dell Edge Gateway. The manufacturer has been six months working in the experimental service for updates to their UEFI and those they are collaborating on with companies like Red Hat.

Richard Hughes, developer of GNOME has announced that Dell is working on this aspect and that it has also become the first computer manufacturer that could join the LVFS (Linux Vendor Firmware Service)). For those who do not know, LVFS is a service for Linux users to easily update the firmware of their computers ...

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