'What price can you put on freedom? If you’re talking about software
freedom, a new San Francisco-based computer company prices it at
$1,949 and up.
Purism has turned to the crowdfunding site Crowd Supply to fund and
launch its first-ever product—a laptop that's as open source friendly
as it is technically feasible. Advertised as a "Free and Open Source
laptop that respects your essential freedoms," Purism’s Librem 15
laptop, now in prototype and ready for manufacture, is designed to run
entirely with open source software, requiring no proprietary drivers.
The only proprietary code on the laptop resides in its Intel firmware.
It will ship with Purism’s own distribution of GNU/Linux based on
Trisquel—an Ubuntu derivative that only includes free software. Purism
will ship the Librem with Tor installed and turned on by default.'
-- source: http://goo.gl/8COuog
Peter Reutemann, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Waikato, NZ
Ph. +64 (7) 858-5174