Purism Aims To Build A Philosophically Pure Laptop

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Purism Librem 15 is a laptop that is not free as in beer but it is instead free as in “absolutely free and open and uncontrolled by outside forces ensures complete control of every aspect of the hardware at all times.” And that’s a good thing.

Created by Todd Weaver, the laptop is being funded on CrowdSupply and has already hit $270,000, surpassing its $250,000 goal. An early bird unit costs $1,849 and comes with 4GB memory and 500GB hard drive space. Essentially it’s a solid laptop running, according to Weaver, “fully free/libre, no mystery software Trisquel GNU/Linux operating system.”

“Painstakingly selecting every single component that goes into the Librem 15 laptop, Purism ensures they all will operate with free/libre and open source software within the kernel, the operating system, and all software applications,” he wrote.

Why did Weaver build this?

“First, I’ve never been satisfied with free software laptops…

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Purism Aims To Build A Philosophically Pure Laptop