I've spent a bit of time investigating what's involved in flashing the x60 with #Libreboot and sought some support from the #Trisquel community, who are very enthusiastic about it:
Today, I installed #PureOS for the first time. They only release a 64-bit version that follows the #GNU #FSDG (Free System Distribution Guidelines) so I've been waiting to own a 64-bit PC that doesn't need any proprietary blobs. Overall, the install experience was good, although IMHO the "password" advice is well out-of-date. There are a number of features I like, that the default Trisquel desktop doesn't have, like the #NightLight feature. I've been looking for something like that for a while.
@selea there has been some work done on a #Plasma edition:
I haven't tested this (still downloading the first batch of updates), but I presume that like any GNU/Linux distro, you can install the non-default DE of your choice from the command line, and choose it at login time.
@selea actually if I'm reading this blog post right, it suggests that #KDE is shipping as a secondary default DE in #PureOS and has for some time.
@Blort what it says in the blog piece from Jan 2018 is:
> a PureOS GNOME-first strategy, with other Desktop Environments (DEs), such as KDE, available and supported by Purism.
... and that their focus is bringing #GNOME up to par with #Plasma across both desktop and mobile. I don't know which fundraiser you're referring to (I believe there have been a number), when it was, or if they made public statements promising #KDE more than this before it.
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