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Purism - Librem5

Posted 06-30-2020 at 08:59 AM by zeebra
Tags librem5, purism

So it seems like all other GNU/Linux projects on mobiles, the Librem5 have run into some issues. In an answer to my previous post about the Librem5, someone talked about the Librem5 running into massive issues and possibly not shipping at all, despite contrary information from Purism, the company behind the Librem5.

We have seen this before as well. A couple of big examples is the failure of the Ubuntu Edge and Ubuntu on mobiles in general. Due to proprietary hardware and the hardware...
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Purism finally starts shipping the Libre5 GNU/Linux phone

Posted 10-28-2019 at 07:31 AM by zeebra

I haven't been paying attention, but I just noticed Purism who is behind the Librem phone has moved away from pre-orders to actual shipments. This is great news. It is actually happening. But they are sold out! (which is also in a way good news).

The Librem 5 is a "smartphone" that comes with PureOS, an actual GNU/Linux distro, not busybox/Linux or some other fake Linux variant, but real GNU. This is an actual GNU/Linux phone, maybe the first one (not sure about Mer/Linux...
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GNU/Linux hardware part2 - tuxedo computers

Posted 10-11-2019 at 05:08 AM by zeebra
Updated 10-11-2019 at 05:11 AM by zeebra

Not a new thing, but worth mentioning is, which I have known about for awhile but not really taken any note of. Last time I checked it many years ago, it was relatively small, but re-checking it was a kind of wakeup call. The company is definitely doing their own thing, and have a large range of "self-assembled" and designed systems on offer. Perhaps even the biggest and most varied.

I cannot find much information about the company, beyond being based...
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