[Nottingham] Looking for a new Linux laptop (& Libreboot freedom from Google?)

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Thu Jun 2 11:43:14 UTC 2016

On 02/06/16 08:52, Graham Dicker via Nottingham wrote:
> I have ordered a Lenovo IdeaPad 100S. It should arrive today.


Hope you can soon give us a positive review, or at least a personal
view! ;-)

For myself...

I'm still using a now very-long-in-the-tooth Acer Aspire One. That soon
had the old Linspire replaced with various more capable distros.
Currently I'm running Mageia on it. Still gives respectable performance
even for the demands of KDE. I use XFCE when speed is needed.

(Mmmm, are we long overdue for a desktops comparison/bunfight? ;-) ;-) )

However, the batteries are now near dead and the old SSD is fragmented
to near death also... So...

>From this Reddit thread:


I've been eyeing up the ASUS Chromebook C201 for a comparable
replacement. My main need is extreme portability, survive rucksack
transport and camping, and allow multi-screen login to various servers ;-)

(Also it is needed this month!)

Anyone with any experience of that one?

For Chromebooks, I've been put off by the Google SaaS suck-in and the
Crouton and "dev-mode" jiggles that restrict you to only 'temporarily'
running your own GNU/Linux.

Does flashing in Libreboot free you from the Googling of your hardware?





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