According to the Chinese computer company Lemote the YeeLoong 8089 is the world's 1st laptop that exclusively contains free software. The 8.9" screen netbook, assembled by Taiwan-based manufacturer Quanta, is powered by a MIPS compatible energy-efficient 800MHz Loongson 2F CPU. It is equipped with up to 1GB RAM, and with either 2GB or 8GB SSD or a 160GB hard disk drive.
The YeeLoong 8089 comes preloaded with Debian GNU/Linux, that has supported the MIPS architecture as of version 3.0, and the Lemote Education suite. Other free operating systems supported include Mandriva, Sunwah, Slackware, and Gentoo.
A hacker friendly laptop containing only free software must be the perfect device for, you guessed it, Richard Stallman, who is using it despite some inconveniences.
For more detailed information, see this article about the Lemote Yeeloong netbook from OS news.
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