Purism Librem Mini is now shipping (Linux mini PC with Intel Whiskey Lake CPU)

The Purism Librem Mini is a 5″ x 5″ x 1.5″ desktop computer with an Intel Core i7-8565U quad-core processor and support for up to 64GB of RAM. It also ships with PureOS, a GNU/Linux distribution that emphasizes privacy, security, and free and open source software. Pre-orders for the Librem Mini began in March, and now […]

System76 launches two Linux with Comet Lake chips and Coreboot

Linux computer company System76 is updating its laptop lineup with its first two models to ship with 10th-gen Intel Core “Comet Lake” processors. The new 14 inch Galago Pro and 15.6 inch Darter Pro  laptops also ship with the open source Coreboot firmware rather than a proprietary BIOS. As Phoronix points out, these laptops still have […]

Purism’s Linux laptops now ship with Intel Management Engine disabled

Most computers that ship with recent Intel processors include something called Intel Management Engine, which enables hardware-based security, power management, and remote configuration features that are not tied to the operating system running on your PC. For free software proponents, this has been a pain in the behind, because it’s a closed-source, proprietary feature designed […]

Next-gen Chromebooks could feature 5-second boot times

A few days ago we saw evidence that next-generation laptops designed to run Google Chrome OS might feature Coreboot technology allowing for super-speedy boot times. Now the folk sat Netbook News have seen the technology in action, and it’s pretty impressive. The caught a Samsung Chromebook prototype going from 0 to a login screen in […]