I just bought a used X60, with 4GB of RAM and a 480GB SSD, for 1030 RNB. The equivalent of about US$150 or 140 Euros. It definitely runs GNU/Linux (including ) and I'm hoping I can install on it.

I've spent a bit of time investigating what's involved in flashing the x60 with and sought some support from the community, who are very enthusiastic about it:
trisquel.info/en/forum/bought-

Today, I installed for the first time. They only release a 64-bit version that follows the (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 Overall, the install experience was good, although IMHO the "password" advice is well out-of-date.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 feature. I've been looking for something like that for a while.

@strypey

Is it possible to change the DE in PureOS? I am not really a fan of gnome at all

@selea there has been some work done on a edition:
puri.sm/posts/what-is-pureos-a

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 is shipping as a secondary default DE in and has for some time.
puri.sm/posts/gnome-and-kde-in

@strypey

Ah nice, I hope that there will be more DE's in the future too :)
I do prefer KDE over GNOME - for some reason I did hate gnome back in 2001, but now I use MATE - which is "old-gnomish"

@selea is the default DE in . Based on my experience so far, I would recommend that over for now. have still got a some work to do before both the OS and the apps and services are ready for primetime. Fair enough though, given the ambitious task they've set themselves, one that better funded companies like and have tried and failed.

@strypey

Yeah, I am running Trisquel myself and have grown to love MATE alot.

I do prefer OpenBox or WindowsMaker even more :)

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@selea cool. I post on the forums on and off using the same handle. Installing is one of the first things I do whenever I reinstall Trisquel. It's great when I want to do one thing at a time and put as much of my PCs resources into that thing as possible. Games, audio/video editing, stuff liked that.

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