Windows is an Engineered Virus
Over the years I’ve delved into other operating systems for my computing.
Despite my wishes, Microsoft (henceforth to be known as “Microsuck“) remained.
Sometimes alongside other OSs or in the background within a virtual mode.
Today I feel much more strongly that focusing on “Free”, as in Freedom, is vitally important.
Thus, CopyLeft, GNU, LibrePlanet, and the concept of free source resonates with truth seekers’ increased awareness in the freedom movement. ~RonMamita
No longer trapped!
I write to share with the People worldwide, that I have formally evicted Microsuck from my computers.
I felt like I was in a pre-arranged marriage, if so then I performed the annulment.
For me, Ubuntu OS was a failed attempt a few years ago. However, Ubuntu was a learning experience that showed me the hardware and firmware conflicts are big problems, along with the daunting task of learning to work with an unfamiliar operating system. Be warned, that if you attempt to modify your computer (into a hybrid) by installing a GNU-Linux distro then you most likely will face problems with hardware and BIOS.
That Ubuntu failed test led me to Trisquel.
What is Trisquel?
Trisquel GNU/Linux is a fully free operating system for home users, small enterprises and educational centers.
“Trisquel GNU/Linux is a 100% libre Ubuntu-based Linux distribution. Its main purpose is to provide an operating system for varied audience, including home and office users, educational institutions, multimedia workstations, etc. The project is managed by independent developers and is partially funded by donations.” –distrowatch.com
Once I decided to switch operating systems from Microsuck to Trisquel 7, I began searching for sources that sold fully functioning (with freed firmware, hardware that has no compatiblility or instruction set issues with) computers with this GNU/Linux distro.
I spoke with a seller from Europe (kurtis with firstname.lastname@example.org ) that was very pleasant and prompt reply/conversation!
Yet, I decided to avoid possible difficulties and misunderstandings with converting different currencies, additional costs and possible other issues dealing with a foreign business.
Later, I saw Libiquity’s website, which is located in America.
I had difficulty getting a reply from them, but eventually my order for the Taurinus X200 Laptop was completed.
Below is my unboxing.
My wife said my package was delivered precariously halfway (inside/outside) our wall-mounted mailbox.
The package was oversized for the mailbox and the U.S.P.S. mailman should have knocked on our front-door to hand deliver it, or placed it on the porch floor. If the package had fallen from that height it would have damaged the laptop.
The first thing I noticed was the box-package had a penetrated hole, that had me thinking it went through rough handling during shipping.
However, upon opening the box the added bubble wrap was a needed protective barrier in place, Yay!
Thank you LIBIQUITY, for your foresight to carefully wrap the contents with protective bubble wrap – it saved us from the frustration of returning damaged goods and submitting insurance claims.
Picture 3 and 4
After removing the bubble wrap, we see the laptop was in a sealed bag and docked.
The three cables and power adapter were in separate bags.
I did not find any instructions.
All 5 contents are shown in this image or 6 contents if you separate the dock from the laptop which were shipped connected or docked.
I forgot to photograph the included small white envelope (not shown but similar to the white sticker on the left side of the Laptop) with 3 Libreboot stickers of the iconic leaping deer black-silhouette image.
1 ea. Taurinus X200; 8 GiB RAM; 1 TB HDD;
1 ea. Dock with CD/DVD Drive
1 ea. AC power adapter
1 ea. 5ft network patch cable
1 ea. 12inch adapter cable (not sure but maybe VGA)
1 ea. 12inch adapter cable (not sure, maybe a card reader)
The laptop has some scratches on it but there doesn’t appear to be any noticeable damage.
I am feeling like a klutz, having difficulty opening the laptop, where is the latch?
Everything is black and challenging my poor eyesight to determine which latch is for the dock and laptop.
After fumbling around the edges, I finally got it to open.
Plug it in and let’s power it on!
The green Trisquel desktop screen comes on with the system configuration menu.
Oops, the latop is auto connecting to the local WiFis in the area – how to power off?
I push the button with what appears to be the symbol for power, but it doesn’t power down so I close the lid, hoping it will halt and go to sleep or power-off automatically.
Move the laptop to the office where the ethernet and modem boxes are, plug in the ethernet cat-6 cable, now open the laptop’s lid and the screen lights up showing ethernet connection to the internet.
I will now go through the system configuration menu (GUI)…
My first time seeing a logon box for “Ron” asking for my password!
Ok, the first tasks I completed were change the screen background/wallpaper; (System Settings) sleep mode/power saving; settings for sound; and Universal Access.
I’ll have to learn how to install packages and apps that I need.
I see 160MB updated software is available for download, I’ll start that now.
Now I am in a happy mode, despite my unfinished project installing Trisquel on my old server-a/v blog work-horse.
I wish to thank everyone at Libiquity for safely shipping the fully freed computer to me.
Boycott Microsoft (Microsuck)
Do you wish to free your computer from Microsuck or other proprietary corporation?
Libiquity sells electronics and services that respect their owners’ freedom and privacy.
Contact LIBIQUITY and say that Ronald sent you, include my order number #196 and yours for a discount.
*DETAIL Rebate Instruction:
If you are interested in the Taurinus X200, then send a message to <mailto:email@example.com> with
“referral” in the subject and the following information in the body:
* Ronald’s order number #196
* Ronald’s name, and
* Your order number.
I wish to have Libiquity rebates to go to the next 4 Taurinus X200 purchasers rather than to me, if they agree.
Remember to request a Ronald discount – #196 .
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