100% free laptop

Hold on, I did not mean that I was selling my laptop for free. I am not selling it at all and I am more than happy with it as it is 100% free (libre) when I am using Ubuntu. There is no proprietary driver used even for 3D or Wi-Fi.
Ubuntu Feisty Fawn offers a new tool about restricted drivers in the administration section which deals with restricted drivers.
I was curious about its functionalities and I launched it.

I was happily surprised by its simplicity and what it told me, see the picture below:
The conclusion of the Restricted Driver Manager tool (Ubuntu)

The laptop model is a Dell Latitude D600 with a Centrino 1.6GHz, ATI Radeon Mobility 9000 and a 14″ LCD (1024×768 native resolution).

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  2. nikki colson

    I have been trying to find afree laptop and it is bullshit that thy say it is 100% free and it is NOT you have to buy other stuff first BULLSHIT

  3. jcberthon Post author

    Hi Nikki,
    Free has 2 meanings in English. One is cost-free, one is related to freedom (liberté, libre in French).
    This article is about the second meaning, I could run a completely free (as in a free speech) laptop. Of course, no laptop is for free (as in a free beer).
    If you want to learn more of what is a free software, check the Free Software Foundation web site: http://www.fsf.org/

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