Librem 15 the free Linux laptop

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Librem 15 the free Linux laptop

Postby viking60 » 23 Jan 2015, 18:52

Crowdsupply has financed the release of the first open source laptop. They met the $250.000,- target so now they can deliver a Lap where the Bios does not have to be signed by Microsoft, and there will be virtually no proprietary software on it.

This is a truth with some modification since Intel will not reveal the code of the firmware, but still the Librem 15 represent a truly "Free as in Freedom" laptop.
This laptop will have a 15.6-inch 1920x1080 display, a 3.4 GHz 4-core Intel i7 CPU, Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200, 4GBs of RAM, a 500GB hard-drive, 802.11n Wi-Fi, a 720p Webcam and... proprietary firmware. For its operating system, it will use Purism 64-bit GNU/Linux. This is a Trisquel-based operating system, which is built off Ubuntu Linux.

These laptops will be sold for $1,495.

The price of freedom?
Manjaro 64bit on the main box -Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz and nVidia Corporation GT200b [GeForce GTX 275] (rev a1. + Centos on the server - Arch on the laptop.
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Re: Librem 15 the free Linux laptop

Postby R_Head » 24 Jan 2015, 02:46

Magic comes with a price.

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