New Jersey, USA -- Thursday, January 29, 2015 -- Libiquity is proud to announce that it will soon start selling Libreboot X200 subnotebooks that respect their owners' freedom and privacy.
These laptops run entirely on free/libre and open source software. The fast, flexible, and secure Libreboot firmware will boot to a user-friendly Trisquel GNU/Linux desktop.
"Since 2011, Libiquity has been developing innovative and high-quality free software systems, with a goal of developing and selling freedom-respecting personal electronics. With the Libreboot X200, we're starting to realize our goals of putting users in control of the technology that affects their lives," said Libiquity founder and CEO Patrick "P. J." McDermott.
The Libreboot X200 will be the first product in the upcoming Libiquity Shop, a custom developed and free software online store in which the company will sell its freedom-friendly electronics using a fast and simple checkout process.
Libiquity is planning to develop a rescue system based on its ProteanOS embedded operating system to run from the Libreboot X200's boot firmware and allow the user to diagnose system problems and upgrade the boot firmware. This feature will not be available when sales launch but will be offered in a firmware update.
With the Libreboot X200, Libiquity aims to receive the "Respects Your Freedom" certification from the Free Software Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting computer users' right to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute computer programs.
Libiquity is partnering with Gluglug, a UK supplier of freedom-respecting personal computers, to deliver the Libreboot X200 to the US market.
Profits from this product will support the Libreboot free boot firmware project and the ProteanOS free embedded operating system project and help fund the development of more freedom-respecting hardware products and services.
Libiquity LLC is a privately held New Jersey, USA, company that sells electronics products and embedded systems services built on world-class technologies that put customers in control of their computing. Since 2011, Libiquity has led the development of the innovative and flexible ProteanOS embedded operating system.
More information about Libiquity and its offerings can be found on its Web site at http://libiquity.com/.
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