System76, the Pop!_OS Linux distribution maker and hardware vendor for laptops, desktops and servers has announced another open source firmware push.
Announced on Twitter, the official account mentioned that the Gazelle and the Adder WS models are joining the ranks and if you own them you can switch them over to their open source firmware right now. Not only that, their Darter Pro laptop model will get an automatic update to move it over to their open source EC (Embedded Controller) firmware. You can see here how to move your devices over.
Founder and CEO of System76, Carl Richell, announced on Twitter: "I highly recommend switching to System76 Open Firmware if you have one of these models. Not only is your firmware largely liberated from proprietary code, your laptop will boot faster and you'll start seeing integrations between hardware (through this firmware) and Pop!_OS.".
Great to see System76 continue to upgrade existing models with more open source, it's part of what helps to set them apart as a vendor. System76 are quickly becoming more like an all-in-one solution, you could say a little Apple-like perhaps with them moving to control the entire experience. We need more of this care and attention to all the details - now if only they had some truly affordable models too it would nicely round-out their selection of Linux hardware.
System76 currently have a 'launch into learning' sale on their store, with some nice discounts going on their hardware until the end of September.