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Re: https://lemmy.ml/post/600186/comment/335372 You probably meant this ? https://minifree.org
@OptimusPrime I can’t find the link now, but I remember looking for something similar a good while ago, and I came across refurbished laptops with an open source bootloader and Trisquel. It seemed to me the closest we have. Also afaik (and I’m not a hardware genie), old-ish laptops made for hacking around like old ThinkPads have been so so so deeply worked with by the community that imo they’re basically an open book. I have a refurb ThinkPad X230 and I absolutely love it. Good luck!
You may want to look at the hardware that according to the FSF respects your freedom: https://ryf.fsf.org/
If you prefer Coreboot laptops: https://configurelaptop.eu/coreboot-laptop/
Interesting, had not heard of them yet.
Maybe risc-v laptops like Roma but the price is ridiculously high
$1500 the laptop: tomshardwate reference. Well, it’s been a while I don’t buy any laptop for personal use, but I’m wondering if there are $500 laptops, which are worth acquiring.
That said, please remember risc-v doesn’t mean open source CPU, it just means open source ISA. Actually there are many vendors now offering risc-v IP CPUs and others, such as Cadence, Siemens (in the past Mentor), and others, but those are not open source. And even if the CPU was open source, there are other components which might not be. And there’s the thing about firmware binaries requirements…
Looking for a fully open source, both HW and SW, without binary blobs also, it’s sort of hard this days. Hopefully that’s not way farther away…
If looking for risc-v though, Roma it is though, since there’s nothing close to it yet, :)
@OptimusPrime purisms are some of the closest with decent specs. Are even fsf approved
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Fully open source is maybe impossible, but https://frame.work and https://mntre.com are options. For the framework it makes sense to order the 11th Gen laptop as there are problems with the 12th Gen one described in a blog post by a Linux kernel developer. But apart from this the Framework laptop looks really cool. Cory Doctorow is a big fan.
Thanks for the suggestion. Do you know where I could find the Linux kernel developer’s blog post you’re referring to?
Open-source what exactly? If you mean hardware then no. Doesn’t exist.
For Software down to the firmware/bios level the old Thinkpads with Coreboot are AFAIK still the most open.
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I have one of these (With ISO keyboard). They are a bit under-powered to be honest and the USB-C display output doesn’t always work (I think it needs some custom kernel patches or so). It’s also not upgradeable.