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

  • From: Shaun O'Connor <capricorn8159@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:45:42 +0000

read this link first before you consider the Librem 15.



On 18/03/2015 11:36, Douglas Rankine wrote:
> Hi Coderman & Colleagues,
> Tx for your advice...and all those new avenues for exploration which you have 
> opened for me... :-).
> The librem 15 looks interesting... :-).  Cheers... :-).  It would be nice to 
> get a new "empty laptop" and install linux software of my choosing.  I will 
> explore it further. As you know, I am not a "techie"  It took me a long time 
> to learn how to use Ubuntu...still learning as a matter of fact.  I am not 
> into gaming...don't have the interest, but watch a lot films and listen to 
> podcasts, and of course surfing the web and emails.
> I quite like Ubuntu and of course Thunderbird and Firefox and I like VLC. The 
> only problem with Linux, I have found so far, is that I have never come 
> across a bit of software with which I can use to upload and download the 
> songs on my Ipod satisfactorily.  It is one of the reasons I have kept 
> Windows OS so that I can use Apples' Itunes...
> I shall have to look up all those terms like "trisquel" and "BSD" and 
> Qubes...as I don't know what they mean.  
> I see that the laptop doesn't come out until April 1915 and that it is some 
> kind of crowdsourcing financing. I shall have to be very careful there. I 
> wouldn't want to lose me money by making a poor investment... :-).
> One learns sumfink new every day... :-). 
> ATB 
> Dougie
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> Subject: [cryptome] Re: Buying a A New Laptop? - coreboot
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> 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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