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Wed, 9 May 2018 16:58:49 +0000
Chris Marusich transcribed 2.5K bytes:
> Pierre Neidhardt <address@hidden> writes:
> >> https://www.raptorcs.com/TALOSII/
> > Nice! I was originally referring to laptops only, but since I was
> > planning to look into desktops soon, so thanks for chiming in!
> > It's waaaaaay too expensive for my needs though ;) Would you also happen
> > to know of libre desktop hardware in the 500-1000€ price range?
> It's true that the TALOSII costs more than your average consumer-grade
> desktop. However, I like the fact that they seem to put a strong focus
> on empowering the desktop owner to control their own computing by
> freeing as much software as possible. For example, they use OpenBMC,
> and a lot of the firmware used in the system is apparently available as
> free software:
> But it is expensive. :-) I haven't bought one yet, myself. Depending
> on your needs, I've heard you can put together a pretty good Libreboot
> desktop system for between 500 and 1000 US dollars, if you order and
> assemble the parts yourself.
The coreboot systems I have, and the small amount of the libreboot systems,
range between 100 Euro and 250 Euro (excluding the ~100? Euro I paid for the
> For me, "pretty good" means about 16 GiB
> of RAM, 8 CPU cores, and an SSD, since I'm mainly interested in generic
> development work (need those cores to build stuff in parallel!). But I
> haven't tried assembling my own Libreboot desktop yet, either. I would
> love to hear more from people who have!
> For a Libreboot-enabled system, you might also consider asking the
> Libreboot IRC chat room for help (last I heard, their email list was not
> working). I'm sure they can make some good recommendations!
Re: Librem (was: Installation: Load non-free wifi firmware (iwlwifi)), Christopher Lemmer Webber, 2018/05/04