Security, Privacy Focused Librem 5 Linux Smartphone Successfully Crowdfunded

Purism’s Librem 5 security and privacy-focused smartphone was successfully crowdfunded recently when it reached and even passed its goal of $1.5 million, with 13 days left. Librem 5 wants to be an open source and truly free mobile phone designed with security and privacy in mind, powered by a GNU/Linux operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux and running only Open Source software apps on top of a popular desktop environment like KDE Plasma Mobile or GNOME Shell. Featuring a 5-inch screen, Librem 5 is compatible with 2G, 3G, 4G, GSM, UMTS, and LTE mobile networks. Under the hood, it uses an i.MX 6 or i.MX 8 processor with separate baseband modem to offer you the protection you need in today’s communication challenges, where you’re being monitored by lots of government agencies.

The same Librem 5 Linux Smartphone also will be capable of being connected to a large desktop monitor, a standard computer keyboard, and to a standard mouse, so that you can use only one computer as your cell phone, traveling “laptop,” and home desktop system.

Details may be found in an article by Marius Nestor in the Softpedia web site at: http://bit.ly/2yG0Qvu.

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