Purism’s Librem range of laptops are considered the best, ‘most-free’ laptops that money can buy, giving Linux enthusiasts as much control over their hardware as possible via a combination of signed software, hardware kill switches, and open firmware.
And with the upcoming Librem 5 Linux phone, Purism is also catering to mobile users who desire the same broad level of control over hardware in their pocket.
Okay, here’s the big rub: some of the apps and services offered in the Librem One suite are not free to use. But that’s kind of the whole point.
Your data isn’t currency when you use these apps; your privacy not bartered in exchange for access. Hence the costs; you pay with money, not your data.
Those who don’t want to pay anything are catered for too. Both the Librem Chat and Librem Social apps can be downloaded and used for free, gratis, no catch, on Android and iOS using a Librem One Basic account.