Librem’s Bullshit Mini PC

Good Friday Morning, my lovelies!

You in a good mood, content with the world around you? Well let me ruin that for you:

Extra superduper special Linux mini PC

What do we see here? Run of the mill Intel NUC it looks like, won’t you say? Yeah, same here, I see the same. Okay the specs are nice n all and this tiny little thing makes a fine fine office warrior. And Librem sprinkled some magickal fairy dust over it for more security n shit.

Librem Mini Pc 1

  • Intel Core i7-8565U (Whiskey Lake), Active (fan) Cooling
    4 Cores, 8 Threads, up to 4.6GHz
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • RAM: Upto 64 GB DDR4 2400 MHz (2 SO-DIMM Slots)
  • 1 SATA III 6GB/s SSD/HDD (7mm)
  • 1 M.2 SSD (SATA III/NVMe x4)
  • 1 HDMI 2.0 4K @ 60Hz
  • 1 DisplayPort 1.2 4K @ 60Hz
  • 4 x USB 3.0
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x Type-C 3.1
  • 3.5mm audio jack (Mic-in & headphone out combo)
  • 1 RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
  • WiFi 802.11n (2.4/5.0 GHz) via Atheros ATH9k module (optional)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 included in WiFi module (optional)
  • Weight: 1 kg (2.2 lbs)
  • Dimensions: 12.8cm (5.0 inches) x 12.8cm (5.0 inches) x 3.8cm (1.5 inches)

Librem Mini Back

The base configuration with 8 Gigs of RAM and a 256 GB SSD will cost you $699. And, if you want the most powerful configuration available, it will cost you about $3000 easily.

But the prices! 😮

Starting at 699 Woolongs and going up, to 3,000!!! Are they fukn nutz? It’s a NUC ffs! Just a NUC. :/ 699 is already too steep, every woolong more is crazyness! 😦

Are you, dear reader – you personally – running a high risk office, maybe constructing some very difficile weaponry for the super rich, but bossy, inhabitants of dat Pentagonal shaped building? No? Just playing in Second Life, watching UToobz and checking Orca her bloggo? Okay, then do like Orca and get a nice little refurb Lenovo from the outlet store and put every fukn Linux distro you fancy on it, and not just Librem’s special unwieldy shit.

Imagine this shit in the wrong hands! 😮




    • As everybody should always do. That’s what we have Linux for, to be enabled to choose and teak our own work enviros … or build them from the ground up right away. That’s also what I always tell ppl when giving out my recommendations for Linux distros:

      Those are my choice, and my experience tells me they are good and work good and shoudn’t give you any probs or hassle you with nanny shit. Everything above that depends on your own taste and workflow,

      My fave Mate DE is perfect – for me, most probably super boring for most of y’all. And my base system Sparky is stable but not up to date. And my personal favourite Archman Linux otoh is not geeky enough for the advanced users. I can only guarantee both distros work perfectly in their area and put the productive content creator in front of the geeky hobbyist.


            • I once was the same, stating one doesn’t even need to look lower than the top 5, coz cream rises to the top and yadda yadda. But then it turned out the best (for me) Arch system wasn’t the always wonky Manjaro but the super smart Namib on #198. 😮 And since frederic2ec went awol I swapped my Namib for Archman, currently residing on #37. And fuk consistancy; as soon as something better comes along I’ll hop over to there. But for now I’m supidupi happy where I am.

              And look what else is below the top 3: gramps Debian, grandpa’s brother Ubuntu, tweaky Ubu Elementary, not entirely Archy Solus, something for everyone Zorin, bleeding edge Fedora, fashion accesoire Deepin, bestest KDE Neon, MX’s SystemD-free sister Antix, geek paradiso CentOS, better Ubuntu PopOS, teachy Arco, freakish PCLOS, vanilla Arch, professional SuSE, spyware Kali, weird Puppy. All famous, longstanding distros with huge user bases and a claim to fame.

              Would I recommend using SuSE to anyone? No, nay, never! But it’s got a true and tested user base who work quite fine with their Suzy. And Puppy and Kali have their special use cases. Also who doesn’t love puppies?


              • And, every time I get a stroke and every next second may be the last, I don’t even think of wasting yet more time on tech. Too much of my life went into creating ext4 partitions instead of walking on the beach. I did much of the latter but never enough.

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                • I understand you all too well, Pete. Don’t even know when I took a walk on the beach the last time. And it’s not even 5 minutes from here. :/
                  But can’t do it with hubby, neither selling off the fukn house and move into an RV. Out of the question.
                  We make do with what we got, we adapt, we live our lives. And if creating ext4 partitions gave you joy at the time you did it – it wasn’t wasted time!


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