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Re: [Libreboot] Desktop with Libreboot


From: Albin S.
Subject: Re: [Libreboot] Desktop with Libreboot
Date: Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:56:19 +0100
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Hi Shawn,

There are currently no desktop computers that work with Libreboot and a completely free OS, only laptop computers. However, you could order a Libreboot T60 laptop from Gluglug (´╗┐http://shop.gluglug.org.uk) plus a docking station (Advanced mini dock) from, e.g., Ebay. Then you can connect an external screen (over DVI), mouse and keyboard and so use it just like a desktop computer. Gluglug ship their machines with Libreboot and GNU+Linux pre-installed.

Good luck!

Albin

PS. Libreboot is not a BIOS but a BIOS or EFI *replacement*. Also, Linux is just a kernel and you probably mean the GNU operating system. See https://www.gnu.org/gnu/linux-and-gnu.html


address@hidden skrev den 2015-03-03 18:33:
I would like to have a desktop PC with a secure bios to load my own Linux OS onto. Age does not matter so much to me as security. Can anyone recommend the absolute easiest way for me to achieve this, for a person limited technical knowledge? I have no idea what model desktop I can buy or even how to flash the bios with Libreboot. Looking at mobo compatibility doesn't help as I don't know what PC's they are built into. I also don't know how to compile and 'build' a payload as such. I'll probably have to have someone do this for me. Surprised that there are not yet any commercially available desktop PC's with a secure bios that can run Linux.


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