Group: Hardware/Laptops Comparison/Common Laptops
Many laptops still have non-free software that initialises the hardware before loading the operating system.
Theses laptops are discussed here.
Some of theses laptops are able to run 100% free GNU/Linux distribution out of the box.
- This software can have many names (BIOS, EFI, UEFI etc...).
- It resides inside a flash chip on the mainboard. Some laptops can or do use some free software to do the very first initialisation.