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Interested in a powerful, free software friendly workstation?

by Joshua Gay Contributions Published on Mar 15, 2016 05:41 PM
Let Raptor Engineering know that you would be interested in purchasing a Talos™ Secure Workstation mainboard that runs only 100% free firmware and software.

Raptor Engineering, is gauging public interest in a new high-end workstation designed to run only free software. The Talos™ Secure Workstation uses the IBM POWER 8 processor and architecture, which is comparable in terms of overall power and performance to that of modern Intel/AMD x86 based systems. However, whereas all modern x86 systems are encumbered by proprietary firmware and software, such as Intel's Management Engine and Active Management Technology (AMT), the POWER 8 architecture is able to run an entirely free software boot system, Libreboot. Raptor Engineering is a significant contributor to Libreboot projects and they wish to make and sell Libreboot and GNU/Linux-based workstation that are "designed for security-conscious, high performance users."

In order for Raptor Engineering to be able to sell these workstations, they will need to manufacture a large enough quantity to make it a cost effective proposition for them. Therefore, if you might be interested in purchasing a Talos™ Secure Workstation mainboard, then let them know by signing-up today to be informed when they are available for pre-order. If Raptor Engineering does end up producing these workstations, the FSF will be evaluating them for Respects Your Freedom certification.

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