Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th Dec 2009 21:22 UTC, submitted by SReilly
Hardware, Embedded Systems What laptop does Richard Stallman use? A Dell, HP, maybe even an Apple? No - RMS uses a rather odd laptop, a netbook powered by the Chinese Loongson processor: the Yeeloong, a completely Free laptop. From BIOS to operating system, this machine is completely open source. Wired is running a very interesting article on the Loongson processor effort.
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Free Hardware?
by kwag on Wed 30th Dec 2009 22:31 UTC
kwag
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2006-08-31

" From BIOS to operating system, this machine is completely open source."

So, if GPL'ed software is "Free as in Beer", then where can I get one of these for "Free as a Beer Mug" ? ;)

I'm sure RMS did pay more than a beer for his machine ;)

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RE: Free Hardware?
by Carewolf on Thu 31st Dec 2009 16:34 in reply to "Free Hardware?"
Carewolf Member since:
2005-09-08

GPL software is free as in freedom. Open source does not mean it has to be free as in beer. It is just something the software often is anyway,

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