[cryptome] Re: Buying a A New Laptop? - coreboot

  • From: Core TX <coretx@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 15 Mar 2015 23:53:18 +0100

The librem-laptop contains a Intel CPU. = Spyware.
Think about how for example it's serial number is readable, and no longer
to be disabled in the bios/uefi.
This means you can't disable it in coreboot either.

Your primary solution ( x200 with coreboot ), but also contains a Intel CPU
and some shady parts that
have not undergone audits.

All that software freedom is totally useless if  you can't trust the

2015-03-15 23:25 GMT+01:00 coderman <coderman@xxxxxxxxx>:

> On 3/15/15, Douglas Rankine <douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > ...
> > So, anyone got any ideas on how I should proceed, any recommendations,
> will
> > be most welcome... J.
> libreboot a lenovo x200 and throw trisquel on it!
> made a few of these for people recently, and it seems to be the
> current sweet spot. Qubes on coreboot is good, but continually
> technically challenging for the uninitiated - many don't need this
> kind of isolation between app domains. [ flashing your own bios is fun
> and cool. don't be intimidated! :]
> if you're into customization and building to your needs rather than
> general kitchen sinkery, slackware is sans systemd, and with kernel,
> libs, userspace tuned tight is as good as it gets in reasonable
> effort.
> of course, if you want out of the box easy, you could just get a librem
> laptop:
>   https://www.crowdsupply.com/purism/librem-laptop
> good luck!

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