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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] What manufacturer's model of computer out of t


From: Don Saklad
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] What manufacturer's model of computer out of the box is ready to go all setup with free software?
Date: Wed, 03 Jul 2019 03:28:26 -0400

Thank you folks!

How about a desktop?

What manufacturer's model of an all in one desktop!?... 
instead of an apple imac.

For complete novices getting their first computer, what manufacturer's
model desktop is available/reputable?... out of the box ready to go all
setup with free software that fully respects freedom.



    Roberto Beltran <address@hidden> writes:
    > First place to look would be the fsf certified stuff:
    >
    > https://www.fsf.org/resources/hw/endorsement/respects-your-freedom
    >
    > If you search "libreboot" on ebay you will also see some people selling 
freed thinkpads and installation services. You might decide to take a chance on 
something like that.
    >
    > If your needs aren't met with those options, the next best thing would be 
one of these sellers:
    >
    > https://www.gnu.org/links/non-ryf.html
    >
    > That way you at least have a 100% free OS. However, you will have some 
critical freedom (and therefore also security and privacy) issues closer to the 
hardware.
    >
    > Cheers,
    > Roberto
    
    bill-auger <bill-auger@peers.community> writes:
    > most desktop computers will work just fine - the usual problems
    > are the wifi and graphics devices - wifi is relatively
    > inexpensive and easy to replace - the graphics device is a
    > bigger concern; but the generally will work out of the box,
    > albeit without 3D acceleration - the only new desktops ive seen
    > lately that look to be troublesome are the "ryzoms"
    >
    > but, the topic specifically includes: "all setup with free
    > software"; and that is a very different question - the answer to
    > that question is not much related to any manufacturer; but more
    > about the vendor who curates them the libre OS on them - for the
    > answer to that question, simply shop at the one of these
    > libre-friendly internet shops nearest you:
    >
    > https://shop.libiquity.com/
    > https://shop.phreedom2600.net/
    > https://minifree.org/
    > https://tehnoetic.com/
    > https://www.thinkpenguin.com/
    > https://store.vikings.net/
    
    Milan Kupcevic <address@hidden> writes:
    > Take a look at this Dell factory shipped laptop with Ubuntu 18.4
    > pre-installed.
    >
    > 
https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/cty/pdp/spd/precision-15-5530-laptop/xctop5530hwus?configurationid=5662841d-e9fa-4165-9697-58dbdc225f1c
    >
    > Enjoy,
    >
    > Milan



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