[talk] Open source laptop
mspitzer at gmail.com
Fri Jan 23 17:19:22 EST 2015
With the caveat of I do not know what I am talking about specifically here,
signed 32 bit int is 2g and that may have something to do with it.
On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 2:12 PM, Mark Saad <mark.saad at ymail.com> wrote:
> On 1/21/15 1:27 PM, Pete Wright wrote:
> > On 01/20/15 19:29, Mark Saad wrote:
> >>> Hi Talk
> >>> I saw this today on slashdot and somewhere else, either way . It has
> >>> some interesting bits but I was 1/2 expecting it to be a ARM and not an
> >>> intel x86 isa. What are you thoughts on why no one has built a arm
> >>> laptop in this market with more then 2G of ram and a decent amount of
> >>> internal storage
> >>> https://www.crowdsupply.com/purism/
> > <dodging arm question>
> > meh this site looks pretty sketchy imho. i have idea what they are
> > talking about in regards to no other hardware allowing you to run your
> > own kernel (see: "Hardware Companies, Freedom, and Privacy").
> > at least they are using a decent video card and OK components - although
> > i hazzard support for RMA'ing components will be "fun".
> > also..only supporting their linux distribution? doesn't seem very open
> > to me...
> > -pete
> Pete I agree with the snake oil aspect of this site. Al La "We are so
> open we use Linux... Security is from linux ... "
> Also I did some digging on arm with more then 2G of ram and a Acer Arm
> Chromebook and one Samsung Arm Chromebook have 4G of ram, they are the
> outliers. I am not even sure what the extra ram gets you with a chromebook.
> Mark Saad| mark.saad at ymail.com
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