I just wanted to say Thank You Purism.
What you are doing for the (digital) freedom is extraordinary.
I’ve read so many angry posts about Purism and about the Librem 14. I think it is time to present my view.
I just received my Librem 14 and I am super happy about it.
The fan is a little bit loud, almost the same as my old lenovo notebook, which is a bummer. However, this probably originates from the Intel architecture. Surprisingly, the fans were really quiet with the newest fedora.
Besides this tiny issue, I am super happy about buying the librem 14. It is beautiful. The casing, the handling, everything is just fine.
Everytime there is a mishap, someone is railing against Purism.
However, I am just happy about buying the Librem 14 and supporting this awesome company.
I wish people would think more about about what you have already achieved, especially software/firmware-wise, and where you are stll striving to go, before they curse you. They should also think about the size of Purism vs the size of the big manufacturers.
Lastly, I do not understand why people would buy a Dell notebook for about 1200$, when they can have an awesome FOSS-privacy respecting and secure notebook from a freedom loving company instead for maybe 500$ more. Moreover, it has better or at least comparable hardware specs, is super easy to open and upgrade with newer hardware later on, not like the notebooks from standard manufacturers.
All in all, I cannot understand giving your money to companies which live the closed-source thinking, which do not want you having control over your own device, instead of giving it to a company which does everything, so the owner is in control.
I would say Purism products are more than fair priced considering what they offer.
1500$ are pretty cheap for privacy nowadays.
I am sorry for all the people who cannot afford a notebook in this price-range. I am not sorry for the people who have this kind of money and prefer spending it on notebooks/devices from privacy limiting companies.
Ps: I was not fan-boy from the beginning and I am not easily being convinced.