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>visit /g/ sometimes to shitpost about linux and "freetards" for half a year
>watch an hour long stallman video on youtube today and realize he is actually right
where do i get my thinkpad x60s bros?

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I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you're referring to as Linux,
is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I've recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux.
Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component
of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell
utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX.

Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day,
without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU
which is widely used today is often called "Linux", and many of its users are
not aware that it is basically the GNU system, developed by the GNU Project.

There really is a Linux, and these people are using it, but it is just a
part of the system they use. Linux is the kernel: the program in the system
that allocates the machine's resources to the other programs that you run.
The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself;
it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Linux is
normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system
is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux. All the so-called "Linux"
distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux.

>> No.61345377


What video?

>> No.61345562 [DELETED] 

I'm terribly sorry for interjecting another moment, but what I just told you is GNU/Linux is, in fact, just Linux, or as I've just now taken to calling it, Just Linux. Linux apparently does happen to be a whole operating system unto itself and comprises a full OS as defined by POSIX.

Most computer users who run the entire Linux operating system every day already realize it. Through a peculiar turn of events, I was misled into calling the system "GNU/Linux", and until now, I was unaware that it is basically the Linux system, developed by the Linux project.

There really isn't a GNU/Linux, and I really wasn't using it; it is an extraneous misrepresentation of the system that's being used. Linux is the operating system: the entire system made useful by its included corelibs, shell utilities, and other vital system components. The kernel is already an integral part of the Linux operating system, never confined useless by itself; it functions coherently within the context of the complete Linux operating system. Linux is never used in combination with GNU accessories: the whole system is basically Linux without any GNU added, or Just Linux. All the so-called "GNU/Linux" distributions are really distributions of Linux.

>> No.61345575

Damn, source

>> No.61345578

what does a thinkpad have to do with freedom?

>> No.61345667

> https://www.fsf.org/blogs/licensing/intel-me-and-why-we-should-get-rid-of-me

> https://libreboot.org/

>> No.61345826

this https://youtu.be/jUibaPTXSHk
and this https://youtu.be/fkkDvKGcNSo

>> No.61346029


>> No.61346836

I've got a bunch of thinkpads. I can build you a custom X60s with libreboot if you want.

>> No.61346947

It's one of the few computers that you can install libreboot (aka trannyboot)

>> No.61346976

Finally realizes RMS was right all along.

>> No.61346988

Thinkpad x60s's are fine. I use one myself. But they can only have 3 GB of ram so if you want to do anything except emacs you may want to buy an x200 and libreboot it so you get get 8 GB of ram.

>> No.61347037

Or just get both, that's what I did. The X60s and X200 are comfy af.

>> No.61347111

Link to the video friend? I've got nothing better to do.

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How can you watch this? This physically hurts me.

>> No.61347683

is the x60 compatible with the r60?

i know the t60 is the same chipset with diff I/O but the bios are compat

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>being this new

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What the fuck? So nobody should be able to sell the product THEY made just because he's so fucking paranoid about being identified up to a point where he doesn't trust anyone?

>> No.61347978

You can put libreboot on the X60 and T60 but not the R60

>> No.61348985

are you pretending to misunderstand what the 'free' in 'free software' means?

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What? You really think selling free software is a good idea?

>> No.61349281

at last u see the light

>> No.61349443

Someone tell RedHat

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What the fuck is going on with her thumb on that pic

>> No.61349575

They don't sell the product, they sell the maintenance.

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I use the X40, it's even danker and no need to fool with special BIOS muckery, because it has no management engine.

>> No.61350720

People were selling GPL'd software as far back as the 1980s anon, get woke.

>> No.61352330

The bios is still proprietary, and there's no way to be sure that it doesn't have a backdoor.

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