Majority of Linux installations use RPM or APT, and those had GPG signing since ~2005.
Actually, Red Hat's RPM usage included gpg signing of each of the packages individually since before 2000
perhaps this could be the first "tablet" capable of running fully Free Software?
Hardly, for instance... take my tablet, a WeTab. It's a keyboad-less netbook, and has run Fedora 15, 16 and now the just released 17.
And it won't be the first, as if it uses nVidia, then it'll hardly run well with fully free software.
Or monkeying with the random number generator.
After being ignored by arrogant dolts who didn't bother to correct him and guide into providing a better fix.
The correct link is http://www.fsf.org/philosophy/free-sw.html sorry for the typo.
You are most certainly wrong here. From what I heard, they will use nVidia Terga GPUs, for which it will be pretty easy to have a driver.
Yeah, I must be wrong. Surely. That's why nVidia GPUs are fully supported by Free Software, and I wouldn't have to loose my rights to nVidias's proprietary software licensing. NOT! On all accounts. Nouveaux isn't really Free Software (it still carries blobs), and nVidias's drivers are as proprietary as it can get.
Besides: What is all that talk about “software freedom”?
It's my rights to run the software for any purpose, study, modify and distribute it. Software licensing that forbids any of these actions is just plain immoral and I can't accept it's terms and conditions.
It’s just a driver. If you really thought that to the end, you would have to only use hardware with all the specs available!
Just a driver, hey? Well, that just only hides that you have a horribly slow interface, perhaps not so energy efficient, without any bells and whistles! Is it still just? Not important at all?
And which are buildable with openly available tools, whose specs are available too, etc, etc, etc. Basically the ability do dig stuff out of the earth, to build machines with it, that build machines, that build your laptop, where you can put your free software on.
Please tell me where I can legally get nVidia's, PowerVR's etc... as Free Software so I can build it with openly available tools. Oh, heck... I don't need code, just get us those specs which are available as well...
Everything else is just ignorance.
And to say the best about you, you must be an ignorant.
If you had cared to search before you posted... http://www.allpmp.com/
Here's one (and I have the SmartQ7 model): http://www.smartdevices.com.cn/
Nice and cheap.
Most (if not all) of those ARM devices have proprietary graphics cards, so the only way to maintain our software freedom is to use framebuffer (when possible at all).
It'll mean nothing [to dominate the ARM devices market] if our software freedom has bow before the shackles of a few companies.
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