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

  • From: Core TX <coretx@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:06:40 +0100

Here you have a picture of your quoted "from foot eating", yet brilliant
RMS with a Lemote: http://i.imgur.com/XXX4Qnq.jpg
And yes, this contains the Loongson. :)

2015-03-16 11:03 GMT+01:00 Core TX <coretx@xxxxxxxxx>:

> Loongson CPU's might not be publicly audited, but they are being used by
> the Chinese government for security purposes.
> This means that the 5 eyes network at least has to put a lot of energy
> into hacking it.
> Whereas American CPU's certainly are owned already.
> Unless you are Chinese or involved with their (geo)politics, this makes
> them a sensible option.
>
> 2015-03-16 2:47 GMT+01:00 coderman <coderman@xxxxxxxxx>:
>
>> On 3/15/15, Core TX <coretx@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > The librem-laptop contains a Intel CPU. = Spyware.
>>
>> for some definitions, everything is spyware. go unabomber or try to
>> make less bad?
>>
>>
>>
>> > Your primary solution ( x200 with coreboot ), but also contains a Intel
>> CPU
>> > and some shady parts that
>> > have not undergone audits.
>>
>> show me an audited chip that isn't an openRISC!  :P
>>
>>
>>
>> > All that software freedom is totally useless if  you can't trust the
>> > hardware.
>>
>> "Why We Need Free Digital Hardware Designs" by RMS
>> https://www.wired.com/2015/03/need-free-digital-hardware-designs/
>>
>>
>> coreboot let's you prune some badness, but trade-offs abound. (and
>> distro can reverse your ucode update aversion with a single pkg add.)
>>
>>
>> we could get into specifics, but i'm either preaching to the choir or
>> way over heads...
>>
>>
>>
>> best regards,
>>
>>
>

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