Free 500 USD laptop proposal

Michael Kesper mkesper at
Tue Nov 25 20:50:08 UTC 2014

Hi all,

Am 25.11.2014 um 21:25 schrieb Paul van der Vlis:
> Op 25-11-14 om 20:35 schreef Florian Weimer:
>>> A SSD has it's own processor and firmware, and that's always non-free so
>>> far I know.
>> The CPU has its own firmware, too.  It even needs updates sometimes.
>> Why doesn't it matter there?
> I know the microcode is for correcting bugs in the CPU firmware, but it
> could be used for something else. So I don't like it.
> Everything you can do in software, you can do in hardware.
> It's only less flexible.
> With loadable firmware it becomes flexible.

CPUs are able to betraying you whether you load the microcode update or 

Best wishes

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