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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] talos


From: Adam Van Ymeren
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] talos
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 23:04:14 -0500

Most of it is on their crowdsupply page.

https://www.crowdsupply.com/raptor-computing-systems/talos-secure-workstation/updates

Also on Raptor Engineering's homepage

https://www.raptorengineering.com/TALOS/prerelease.php

Would have been a cool system.

On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 10:55 PM, Charles Cossé <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi, is there a way to see all the promotional materials of Talos?
> Thanks,
> -Charles
>
> On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 4:10 PM, J.B. Nicholson <address@hidden> wrote:
>>
>> Arthur Torrey wrote:
>>>
>>> I can buy (or even trash pick) several 'trailing edge' Wintel laptop or
>>> desktop systems, and get them to at least moderately free states for
>>> less than what an EOMA68 costs, let alone the amount needed to get a
>>> functional Talos box....
>>
>>
>> I'd look at EOMA68 (and any other forward-thinking fully-free project,
>> including Talos) differently: at some point there will be no more older
>> Intel-based computers one could buy and refurbish to turn into usable free
>> software computers. What will we recommend to others (even those with very
>> modest computing needs met by today's older systems) then?
>>
>>> Basically while the Talos idea is great, I'm forced by personal
>>> economics to say not until it is price competitive with non-free
>>> hardware, and I suspect the same applies to a lot of us...
>>
>>
>> That day may never come so we will have to value our freedom by paying
>> more money for that freedom up front. I too could not afford a Talos, but I
>> did buy a refurbished Intel-based Thinkpad and I'd buy another
>> Intel-compatible free system if I saw a need.
>>
>> I don't know how feasible it is to have a smaller Talos-like system -- a
>> Librem with Talos hardware inside. I'm no authority on this, so I'm not sure
>> if I can clearly convey how to make a Talos-like computer (POWER-based,
>> fully-free, but with CPUs that have fewer cores, and no slots) which would
>> cost less and attract more general-purpose non-technical computer users. The
>> Talos was great for server needs and those who need PCIe cards, lots of RAM,
>> many CPU cores, and a development team that clearly conveys the need for
>> high-end fully-free systems. Unfortunately my budget doesn't allow me to be
>> in that userbase.
>>
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