• JJLinux
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        63 months ago

        I’m confused. What part of their software is not FOSS? They use CoreBoot for Bios, PopOS is based on Ubuntu and Cosmic is open source too. Do you mean that they still use Nvidia cards in some of their devices?

        • Possibly linux
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          43 months ago

          The CPUs require non-free software to boot and function. That’s very hard to get around but it would be interesting if at some point they built a device based on ARM with a chip set that is free.

          On top of that they use Intel WiFi which needs non-free software to work. Ubuntu, pop os and Fedora all ship proprietary software in the kernel to make it work. Admittedly the number of free WiFi cards are limited so maybe it was about tradeoffs.