Minifree x200 unboxing/discovery thread
Just unboxed the x200 I ordered from http://minifree.org/. I got it in the mail. I must have unwrapped 50 feet of bubble wrap.... I have no worries about it being damaged in the hop across the pond.
I turned it on and it quickly flashed a drawing of a penguin hugging a gnu from the libreboot bios, and in 5 seconds it was booted and at a prompt for me to log in.
I logged in. Opengl was working, wifi was working, out of the box. What universe am I in???
This thing has 8GB (oops, said 16GB initially) of ram, a 1 terabyte hard drive. It's lightning fast. I can't believe this is a totally free system. I also embarassingly admit at how surprised I am at how nice the Trisquel install is on here.
I can't believe it. It runs so nicely, it's so light, it's so fast... it's the nicest machine I've ever owned.
What is going on??? I thought free software users were supposed to have a hard time with hardware? Hats off to Minifree, impressive frelling work. Whoa.Show all 18 replies
So much love in my inbox this morning.
I was very surprised by your decision, but that's because I haven't been following Debian politics very closely.
Anyway, thank you for all the contributions you've made to free software inside of Debian, and will no doubt continue to make outside of Debian! Thank you in particular for git-annex and for sponsoring Pumpa when I had trouble finding a sponsor! :-)
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