The Price of Freedom — A Review of the Librem 15 v3

Sean Tilley
Aug 6, 2017 · 8 min read

Buying Experience

Hardware

Purism branding is completely nondescript — there’s no logo of half-eaten fruit on the lid. Only a humble brand sits on the bottom of the device. I’m vaguely reminded of Soylent.

Software

PureOS running stock Gnome.
https://wayland.freedesktop.org/xserver.html

Web Experience

One novel feature of Gnome Web is that it is possible to turn websites into web applications for the desktop. This is accomplished with a minimal wrapper, similar in fashion to Electron. This works particularly well for apps that don’t have Linux versions. Above is the team inbox Front, and it looks practically native.

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Editor of WeDistribute. Obsessed with Free Software and Decentralization. Also makes things, sometimes with Elixir.

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