Category: Free Hardware / OpenBios / OpenFirmware / CoreBoot / LibreBoot

8Bit Computer Made in Germany
16.12.2021

it ain’t fast, but it is fast enough, to run a web stack and serve the http://mycpu.eu/ website, absolutely amazing! 🙂 great job! check it out 🙂 http://mycpu.eu/

Smart Phones without headphone 3.5mm jack – why this sucks and wireless headphones with tiny batteries make no sense (in general) – Apple’s lack of innovation – the Microsoft recycling catastrophe – Corona shows: patents suck and kill people (part of the problem)
09.12.2021

Motorola, Apple, Samsung, and now even Fairphone 4: NO 3.5mm headphone jack!!! For the audio junkies among us, this is a no go. Was so looking forward to the Fairphone, but will probably use a phone with audio jack as […]

What is Right – What is Wrong – with great powers comes great responsibility (aka the “Peter-Parker-principle” (Spiderman 2002)) – Big Tech with better and betters Tools and without better Ethics Morals unkowing what is Right or Wrong
17.07.2021

in short: humans per default, without an education might just be “better” apes. Some parts of mankind behave very primitive and clearly show no signs of higher intelligence or education. The troubles start, when the tools become more and more […]

StarFive RISC-V Dual Core SoC for 179 bucks – building a riscv pc – risc-v fedora emulator in javascript in browser
08.10.2019

Update: 2022: RISC-V Dual Core SoC for 179 bucks! where to buy? https://shop.allnetchina.cn/collections/starfive/products/starfive-visionfive-ai-single-board-computer https://riscv.org/blog/2021/03/risc-v-star-rising-from-the-east-introducing-starfive/ https://rvspace.org keep an eye on: RISC-V SoCs: https://riscv.org/exchange/ 2018-04: RISC-V CPUs not affected by spectre & meltdown “No announced RISC-V silicon is susceptible, and the popular […]

guide for as Free as Possible Laptop (LibreBoot x60s Atheros wifi trisquel)
15.07.2019

My Guide to free as possible do it yourself laptop, tested an worked on two x60s: 1. get a Lenovo x60s https://duckduckgo.com/?q=ebay+Lenovo+x60s 2. a fresh battery (they still produce replacement batteries) https://duckduckgo.com/?q=ebay+Lenovo+x60s+battery 3. get Atheros ar5b95 Wireless WiFi g42 cq42 […]

Recommended tested Hardware – Superb Wifi WLAN Adapter Chipset Atheros AR9285 Mini PCIE for GNU Linux Debian 10 Ubuntu and Trisquel 8.0 test run on Lenovo t440 and LibreBooted Lenovo x60s – disabled by evil “hardware switch” wifi card pin 20 fix
03.07.2019

different sizes… different standards… every year? why? it is hard to find wifi cards that are supported by open source drivers even worse: there seems to be NOT A SINGLE wifi card vendor, that makes the firmware public (why actually?) […]

08.04.2019

“the internet” in Germany is so slow… once your start page has finished loading… you actually forgot what you were searching for. (it has become better in Munich) PS: If this site (http://mycpu.eu) loads slow – it is because the […]

16.03.2019

2018-04: RISC-V CPUs not affected by spectre & meltdown “No announced RISC-V silicon is susceptible, and the popular open-source RISC-V Rocket processor is unaffected as it does not perform memory accesses speculatively.” (2018-01-05 src) “If you’re selling an IoT sensor […]

Pine64 – Pine Phone Pine Laptop Notebook Free Hardware
08.02.2019

update: 2022: ah oh: Pine community in Pain? https://blog.brixit.nl/why-i-left-pine64/ “In February 2021, PINE64 announced the end of the community editions. At this moment, PINE64’s focus shifted from supporting a diverse ecosystem of distributions and software projects around the PinePhone to […]

Retro Computing
20.01.2019

I gutted a 1975 Zenith Blackstripe television and stuffed a flatscreen monitor into it so I could show off games I made on it (you can see a Lubuntu shutdown screen here). pic.twitter.com/3sGxD6rX6j — Ranibow Sprimkle Baker (@destroyed4com4t) January 20, […]

17.12.2018

Thanks! thanks to all the contributors of open source soft- and hardware and people that share their knowledge online for free 🙂 i hope/think that better technology could possibly also change humans to the better… freely sharing information surely does […]

backdoors in hardware – Intel Anti Theft Brick Code
16.12.2018

https://youtu.be/70Blz9hyAz8 While “backdoors” in hardware sound like a good idea… you don’t know how hackers are using it to sabotage infrastructure or extort bitcoins of another country’s companies… see “backdoor in cisco router“. IT IS F**** DANGEROUS! ESPECIALLY if it […]

open source hardware
03.08.2018

what happened to the “modular” computer called EOMA68? eoma68 ain’t dead yet (article from 2021) but it has gone soooo slow that it might probably just never ship. which would be a bummer for the 1,058 backers 🙁 maybe developing […]