now that is interesting. thanks for the info
there's debian, which has a hurd version.
unless you can put modified versions of software onto the hardware, the FSF doesn't care about it. so, unless the firmware is somehow flashable on the keyboard, hard drivfe, etc, that isn't an issue (at least to them). as for the microcode on cpu, in this case, it is modifiable and free.
you can't have secure and proprietary, it doesn't work. you just made a point, then invalidated it.
yes you can, although you'll find coreboot without blobs doesn't support hardly anything...which is why this is important.
uh, the entire point of getting this laptop is that all the work has been done for you. ie, just works.
it's not this guy's fault the USD is worthless, you know. he's only charging 178-198 GBP, which is a reasonable price if you paid in that currency.
because it uses 1) non-free libraries 2) proprietary drivers and 3) firmware blobs. http://replicant.us/about/ is an attempt to free android.
no, it is not. the FSF endorsed this laptop specifically because it runs without the blobs for CPU and VGA (or anything else)
trisquel is ubuntu minus proprietary crap, which isn't needed to utilize the hardware on this computer.
you can run any free software app. that's the point. this isn't some powerless MIPS computer.
Great design isn't new, it builds upon prior success. also, a dock on the bottom != copying OSX
GNOME ignores anything that doesn't come from the select few entrenched bastards within the project. Doesn't make it the rule for all projects, though.