This little Thinkpad X200 running GNU trisquel really is a workhorse. It’s my most private machine, only has free software installed and no proprietary software, drivers or bios. Libreboot secured and generally heavily utilised. Feels like the early days of computing. More of a learning curve and sometimes more difficult to get things up & running but a much deeper sense of achievement and pride.
My name is John Large. I am a Web Developer, E-commerce site owner & all round geek. My areas of interest include hardware hacking, digital privacy & security, social media & computer hardware. I’m also a minimalist in the making, interested in the Tiny House movement & the experience economy along with a strong interest in sustainability & renewable energy. When I’m not tapping on a keyboard or swiping a smart phone I can be found sampling great coffee, travelling the world with my wife Vicki (who writes over at Let’s Talk Beauty) & generally trying to live my life as unconventionally as possible.