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The Knochenreiter (German for the Wesnoth unit Chocobone) is a modified BeagleBone Black with the fully free Parabola GNU/Linux distribution preinstalled on the internal 4GB EMMC card. Removing the Debian operating system from the device is needed to meet the criteria for the Free Software Foundation's Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification.

It can be used as a small home server, an embedded development platform or for flashing libreboot. The Knochenreiter ships with SSH enabled, so you do not need an FTDI cable for normal usage. Parabola GNU/Linux boots from the internal EMMC which is only 4GB. If you need more memory an external microSD card can be used. Flashrom is provided for flashing libreboot, it also contains Device Tree overlays for various other peripherals. There is an HDMI port that can be used to connect a TV set, an ethernet port and a USB port.

The processor on the BeagleBone Black is a Sitara AM3359 from Texas Instruments clocked at 1 GHz. It also features a Programmable Realtime Units which can be programmed with the GNUPRU toolchain and a Cortex-M3 microcrontroller. Unlike PCs there is no BIOS, instead Das U-Boot is used as a bootloader. It is also possible to install grub.
Price: EUR 100
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Parabola SDcard

The card is loaded with the latest image of Parabola GNU/Linux for the BeagleBone Black. Parabola is a free distribution based on Arch that prioritizes simple package and system management. Those Parabola images are also avialable for download from this mirror and contain install scripts to install the system on the EMMC. To install Parabola just insert the microSD and press the "User Boot" button. it's located on the same side of the BeagleBone Black as the microSD card slot. Then connect via SSH to install the software.

Parabola is a Free Software and Free Culture project aiming to provide a fully Free as in freedom GNU/Linux distribution called Parabola GNU/Linux-libre. It is based on the packages of the Arch (the GNU/Linux distribution) and possibly other Arch-based systems, with packages optimized for i686, x86_64, and armv7h CPUs. Parabola aims to keep its package and management tools simple. The primary goal is to give the user complete control over their system with 100% Free Software and Free Culture. Parabola GNU/Linux-libre is listed by the Free Software Foundation as a fully Free Software distribution.
Price: EUR 15
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Paranoia X200

The Paranoia X200 is a modified Thinkpad X200 with Libreboot and Parabola GNU/Linux preinstalled. Libreboot is a free (as in freedom) BIOS or UEFI replacement, initialising the hardware and booting your operating system. The Paranoia X200 also contains a Linux-Libre kernel and a BusyBox shell stored in the flash memory where Libreboot is installed, which can be used as a rescue system. The keyboard layout is German, the plug of the power adapter fits in both German and French outlets. The size harddisk is 160 GB, RAM is 4GB and can be upgraded to 8GB. The Intel WIFI card is replaced with an Atheros AR2985, which works out of the box with free software.

The Paranoia X200 uses an Intel Core 2 Duo processor which has enough power to do most development tasks. Because Libreboot allows the use of all the graphics memory Blender will probably run with the best performance that a libre-friendly computer can offer. Other use cases include music production (Parabola contains a collection of packages commonly used in a GNU/Linux audio workstation) and video editing using avidemux. It can also run many games including the Battle for Wesnoth, SuperTux and SuperTuxKart and MineTest. In the future there will be also variants with GuixSD and Trisquel.
Price: EUR 250
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