[tor-talk] Hardware openness, Lemote Yeeloong
rm at romanrm.net
Tue Oct 8 16:38:48 UTC 2013
On Mon, 7 Oct 2013 23:43:04 +0200
Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
> Eventually, we will have completely open hardware we can trust.
> But that day is not here yet. Meanwhile, let's minimize the amount
> of evil in the system.
One can get the Lemote Yeeloong netbook (that Richard Stallman also uses),
8.9" version of it is now discounted to 188 EUR . Its specs are arguably
oudated and the performance can be considered lacking especially on the
It's not "completely open hardware", i.e. blueprints for CPU and other
circuitry may not be available; but it requires no single binary blob to fully
work, including things like the built-in wifi. And with this having a
Chinese-designed domestic CPU you can certainly feel safe from any CPU-level
*NSA* backdoors at least. :)
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