Hardware vendors upload redistributable firmware to the LVFS site
packaged up in an industry-standard
.cab archive along
with a Linux-specific metadata file.
The fwupd daemon allows session software to update device firmware on the local machine. Designed for desktops, it is also usable on phones, tablets and on servers.More information »
“LVFS is strategically important for Dell to be able to provide secure firmware updates in a standards-compliant way even if they choose not to run a factory pre-loaded image.”
- Mario Limonciello, Dell
“LVFS enables quick, easy and timely BIOS updates, so countless customers can enjoy the flexibility of open source Linux-based systems.”
- Xavi Garcia, HP Inc.
“Standardizing on LVFS has helped Lenovo seamlessly distribute our firmware updates to our customers across numerous Linux distributions.”
- Rob Herman, Lenovo ThinkPad
“Through leveraging LVFS, Logitech has been able to successfully distribute firmware for its mice and keyboards to Linux users so they can update their products directly from their Linux system.”
- Olivier Gay, Logitech
“The LVFS has proven easy and reliable to use, for both us and our customers, with a well thought out setup that allows us to ship firmware quickly and safely. It brings our Linux offering to a whole new level.”
- Sean Rhodes, Star Labs