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Free Software Foundation Endorses a "Truly Free" Laptop

spikeb Re:Still not 100% 'free' (340 comments)

now that is interesting. thanks for the info

about 9 months ago
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Free Software Foundation Endorses a "Truly Free" Laptop

spikeb Re:No Hurd option? (340 comments)

there's debian, which has a hurd version.

about 9 months ago
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Free Software Foundation Endorses a "Truly Free" Laptop

spikeb Re:Well... (340 comments)

actually, the FSF uses javascript and has licenses appropriate for it,

about 9 months ago
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Free Software Foundation Endorses a "Truly Free" Laptop

spikeb Re:Still not 100% 'free' (340 comments)

unless you can put modified versions of software onto the hardware, the FSF doesn't care about it. so, unless the firmware is somehow flashable on the keyboard, hard drivfe, etc, that isn't an issue (at least to them). as for the microcode on cpu, in this case, it is modifiable and free.

about 9 months ago
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Free Software Foundation Endorses a "Truly Free" Laptop

spikeb Re:There's no market for "truly free" (340 comments)

you can't have secure and proprietary, it doesn't work. you just made a point, then invalidated it.

about 9 months ago
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Free Software Foundation Endorses a "Truly Free" Laptop

spikeb Re:Well... (340 comments)

yes you can, although you'll find coreboot without blobs doesn't support hardly anything...which is why this is important.

about 9 months ago
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Free Software Foundation Endorses a "Truly Free" Laptop

spikeb Re:Well... (340 comments)

uh, the entire point of getting this laptop is that all the work has been done for you. ie, just works.

about 9 months ago
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Free Software Foundation Endorses a "Truly Free" Laptop

spikeb Re:What a ripoff (340 comments)

it's not this guy's fault the USD is worthless, you know. he's only charging 178-198 GBP, which is a reasonable price if you paid in that currency.

about 9 months ago
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Free Software Foundation Endorses a "Truly Free" Laptop

spikeb Re:What about android? (340 comments)

because it uses 1) non-free libraries 2) proprietary drivers and 3) firmware blobs. http://replicant.us/about/ is an attempt to free android.

about 9 months ago
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Free Software Foundation Endorses a "Truly Free" Laptop

spikeb Re:It's still using propritary code (340 comments)

no, it is not. the FSF endorsed this laptop specifically because it runs without the blobs for CPU and VGA (or anything else)

about 9 months ago
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Free Software Foundation Endorses a "Truly Free" Laptop

spikeb Re:Umm, okay, but... (340 comments)

trisquel is ubuntu minus proprietary crap, which isn't needed to utilize the hardware on this computer.

about 9 months ago
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Free Software Foundation Endorses a "Truly Free" Laptop

spikeb Re:Umm, okay, but... (340 comments)

you can run any free software app. that's the point. this isn't some powerless MIPS computer.

about 9 months ago
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Elementary OS 0.2 "Luna" Released

spikeb Re:Congratulations (117 comments)

Great design isn't new, it builds upon prior success. also, a dock on the bottom != copying OSX

about a year ago
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Google Pumps $6 Million Into Summer of Code 2011

spikeb Re:What's the point when maintainers ignore your w (102 comments)

GNOME ignores anything that doesn't come from the select few entrenched bastards within the project. Doesn't make it the rule for all projects, though.

more than 3 years ago
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Linux Wall Warts Small On Size, Big On Possibilities

spikeb Re:Using these now (316 comments)

why would you cross-compile anything that debian has a package for? ;)

more than 4 years ago
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Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" Frozen

spikeb Re:sweet! (202 comments)

not true of GNOME (see the GNOME census)

more than 4 years ago
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Justice Department Joins Fraud Lawsuit Against Oracle

spikeb Re:No protection for consumers (100 comments)

they expected the treatment of their contract. that is not special. so shame on you for misrepresenting the facts.

more than 4 years ago
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Claimed Proof That UNIX Code Was Copied Into Linux

spikeb Re:Oh Good (578 comments)

the same amount of time it spends propping up the more outdated concept of "property"

more than 4 years ago

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HP Buys Palm

spikeb spikeb writes  |  more than 4 years ago

spikeb (966663) writes "HP and Palm, Inc. (NASDAQ: PALM) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which HP will purchase Palm, a provider of smartphones powered by the Palm webOS mobile operating system, at a price of $5.70 per share of Palm common stock in cash or an enterprise value of approximately $1.2 billion. The transaction has been approved by the HP and Palm boards of directors."
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