Thank you all for supporting our worthy cause, it is with your support that we can continue to push for positive change with regard to security, privacy, and freedom in the industry. We have been shipping Purism Librem 13 and Purism Librem 15 rev2 units, slowly incrementing through the order queue. Here is how we are doing it, so you know your rough place in line: Read the full update.
All Librem laptops come with a Hardware Kill Switch (HKS) which physically severs the circuit to the Camera and Microphone. The Librem laptops are the first to offer this feature and it works quite well. And in some cases, a bit TOO well. Specifically a Librem laptop Camera and Microphone Hardware Kill Switch will work with any GNU/Linux OS, but only as long as one obeys these simple rules: Read the full update.
We have finalized the PureOS 2.0 OEM Install ISO, so we can ship batches waiting for PureOS 2.0 starting on Thursday, December 10th and Friday, December 11th. Read the full update.
The Librem 13 laptops are shipping! Read the full update.
The anodized aluminium is more beautiful than we imagined, the tolerances are tight, so the Librem 13 is extremely solid.... Read the full update.
We had a detailed meeting with fabrication yesterday and will provide greater detail on the production status for both the Librem 13 and Librem 15 rev2... Read the full update.
We are planning on, for future revisions, moving the Hardware Kill Switches from the hinge cover, to the side of the case, and with that probably separating out the mic/camera while still combining the bluetooth/wireless. This proposed change would be for later versions if we do include it, so expect... Read the full update.
Thank you to all the backers of the Librem 13 campaign (and the Librem 15 rev2 growth), it is so exciting to see the support! It is this support from the community that makes it worth the effort to keep pushing against the status quo. We will continue to push the message that users’ rights must be respected in everything we do. Read the full update.
The Librem 13 fabrication is nearing completion, we should be expecting units in as early as the week of the 15th. Read the full update.
We have placed our fabrication order for the Librem 13, and we expect to receive them around the 15th of September. Read the full update.
Purism continues progressing with its grandiose plans to be the first laptop manufacturer to ever receive Free Software Foundation‘s (FSF) Respects Your Freedoms (RYF) certification. Read the full update.
We are excited to announce the decision to extend the Librem 13 crowdfunding campaign for a number of reasons. Read the full update.
Why should you buy a Librem laptop? Read the full update.
Intel has not published their Firmware Support Package for 5th-Gen Intel Processors yet, such as the Haswell-ULT and Broadwell CPUs. In order to ship Coreboot on the Librem 13 on time, the alternative is to achieve interoperability with the memory and PCH init code from the proprietary BIOS. Read the full update.