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    Phoronix: System76 To Release A "New Open-Source Computer"

    Longtime Linux PC vendor System76 has begun teasing a "new open-source computer" they will release in the coming weeks...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ource-Computer

  • #2
    Wouldn’t ARM be required for an open desktop? Even ARM though suffers from the issues around GPU drivers.

    Given al of that I’d be happy to see an AMD APU in the desktop. Very reasonable performance for a low to midrange desktop. With today’s chip tech a decent desktop can fit in a very small case.

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    • #3
      Who buys assembled desktop PCs these days anyway, especially in the Linux user base? What I would be interested in, though, is an open source notebook that's not a Clevo rebrand.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by msotirov View Post
        Who buys assembled desktop PCs these days anyway, especially in the Linux user base? What I would be interested in, though, is an open source notebook that's not a Clevo rebrand.
        People buying workstations at a business, probably.

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        • #5
          Currently, there are very little ARM-powered system that are supported by a fully opensource stack.
          (Hence Librem needing to fall back on a older and less powerful Freescale iMX 8 for their Purism 5 smartphone).
          Nearly all desktop/laptop class ARM cpus come with a Android-only blob GPU driver.

          An AMD cpu is about their best bet currently, the management engine is about the only required blob (what was the name in AMD's terminology ? FSP ?)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by wizard69 View Post
            Wouldn’t ARM be required for an open desktop?
            Almost did a spit take.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by DrYak View Post
              (what was the name in AMD's terminology ? FSP ?)
              PSP. Like PlayStation Portable.

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              • #8
                Hell, I would settle for an open-source notebook that is has an AMD CPU/APU/GPU. I don't care if it's a Clevo or not.

                Originally posted by msotirov View Post
                Who buys assembled desktop PCs these days anyway, especially in the Linux user base? What I would be interested in, though, is an open source notebook that's not a Clevo rebrand.

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                • #9
                  It looks like System76 is at least exploring ARM-based options: http://armdevices.net/2018/09/24/sys...p-and-desktop/

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                  • #10
                    And Raptor is preparing new POWER9 desktop box too! To be unveiled next week in Amsterdam on OpenPOWER Summit. Interesting times...

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