The Free Software Foundation has announced Libiquity's Taurinus X200 laptop has met its strict requirements for being a free-software computer, including replacing Intel's Management Engine firmware.
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) take free software very seriously. To them, any proprietary software, hardware, or drivers is bad news. In practice, they've had to compromise. For many years it was hard to find open-source drivers for graphic cards and Wi-Fi chipsets. The code for these is now available, but a free software firmware replacement for the CPU wasn't available. Until now. In Libiquity's Tarinux X200, Intel's Management Engine (ME) firmware and software has been removed.
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