So there are fully blob-free desktop computers. For $3100. Based on… IBM POWER8. Wow. I didn’t even think IBM would be the one to work on the most open CPUs.
A much more realistic way to blob-free computing seems to be the open Raspberry Pi firmware. It’s not a drop-in replacement yet, but it already runs ARM code with access to the SD card and the UART console!
Oh, and the Raspberry Pi is great from the “State considered harmful” perspective — everything is loaded from the SD card. Which also makes experimenting with replacing the firmware very safe and easy.
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