Linux laptop manufacturer Purism

Social Conscience

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Article from Issue 217/2018

At Purism, a company specializing in Linux laptops, social and ethical considerations are as important as profit.

The number of smaller vendors offering PCs and laptops with preinstalled Linux has been growing steadily in recent years. Many of these vendors provide extensive adjustments to hardware and software to provide a unified and customized product.

These laptops typically start with barebone cases from the Far East, which the companies then fully assemble and provide with a Linux operating system. In Germany, Tuxedo Computers [1] provides preinstalled systems tailored for Linux. In the UK, Entroware [2] and Station X [3] rank at the top of this segment. In the US, around 10 suppliers share this market, with the largest of these vendors being System76 [4] and Purism [5].

This article takes a closer look at Purism, a company designed around the principle of social entrepreneurship. In addition to its social consciousness, the company pays particular attention to security and privacy protection with its Linux laptop products.


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