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[gNewSense-users] Lemote Yeeloong (laptop rms uses) group buy for Librep

From: Daniel Clark
Subject: [gNewSense-users] Lemote Yeeloong (laptop rms uses) group buy for Libreplanet 2010
Date: Wed, 03 Feb 2010 11:38:36 -0500
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(Please reply to me only - address@hidden - or a single list if your
mail is of general interest, not all these lists :-)

I'm putting together a bulk purchase from Lemote of their Yeeloong
laptops; this is the laptop that rms uses at the moment; it has free /
no binary blob wifi, boot firmware, etc. See [1,2,3,4] for details.

I'm trying to get a count of how many people would be interested in
buying one. The price would be about $389. This is less than the $472.70
+ shipping from Europe from, because Lemote wants to
encourage development of free as in freedom GNU/Linux distributions such
as gNewSense for their computers.

This would be the white 10" screen YeeLoong 8101B model [5].

I'm also purchasing some of their Fuloong mini servers; these will be
around $239 (vs tekmote $298.92 + shipping from Europe). These have a
binary blob (VGA BIOS) needed to make video work, so I would recommend
them only to people interested in reverse engineering that blob, or
running them as headless servers using the serial port for human I/O (my
plan). If you want a desktop, the Yeeloong does have VGA out, and you
can of course connect USB keyboards and mice to it.

If you can pick up or have someone pick up for you at the Libreplanet
2010 conference that would be ideal, but I can also ship.

I hope to finalize the order by the end of the week, so please reply as
soon as possible to address@hidden if you are interested.

[1] What do people use to get the job done?
    Richard Stallman, Freedom campaigner

[2] gNewSense Wiki: Lemote

[3] gNewSense metad

[4] Nanonote degrees of freedom
    (explains yeeloong hardware freedom)

[5] Lemote YeeLoong 8101B 10" mini-laptop Pure White

Happy Hacking,
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Daniel JB Clark | Free Software Activist |
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