You've all heard that it is now possible to buy a #FreedomBox from @olimex. But what if you want to test FreedomBox on a VM before buying?

Good news: a journalist has written excellent instructions for this.

READ: "How to run FreedomBox as a VirtualBox VM"

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@diegor @telent the difference is that this support is mostly done by Rockchip engineers alone being pushed by Google due to Rockchip SOC use in Chromebooks, Rockchip community is probably x100 times smaller than Linux-Sunxi and if there is issue in most cases you are on your own as the possibility Rockchip to spend resources on your problem if you are not Google is close to zero

@sylveon this is exactly what we proposed to FreedomBox developers and guess what? They said it's in their TODO list :)

@telent we do mostly Allwinner boards as Linux-Sunxi community is biggest and most friendly. Most SOC manufacturers offer same poor Linux support (including Allwinner) all mainline efforts for Allwinner SOCs are done by Linux-Sunxi community. This is the reason we always prefer Allwinner SOC vs others. It makes no sense to make OSHW hardware boards when they will run Linux with Android kernels full of binary blobs.

@drzaiusx11 @yrabbit
@bootlin did wonderful job by opening the video decoding drivers for Allwinner VPU but FreedomBox is not intended to be video player although hardware is capable. GPU in ARM is not used for MPEG decoding.

@Algot we just follow all people who follow us, if they are interesting in what we do we may be interesting in what they do too :)

@sylveon because it's ARM Low Power and consumes only about 1.5W of energy! Normal computers has 300-500W power supply. Being Low Power allow it to run 4-5 hours on small LiPo battery like having UPS.

Put the internet back under your control with the FreedomBox чрез @ZDNet & @sjvn

@bradfa hey just slected you as winner please send us your address to so we can send you the prize!

FGWITQ a.k.a. Friday Guess What Is This Quiz. Challenge your luck and see if you can get one of our newest ESP32-POE-ISO board for free!

We've made many announcements recently! Here's a summary:

We announced that we will **soon** launch sales of FreedomBox servers sold by @olimex:

Try our live demo of FreedomBox:

Use our forum for support and discussion:

The FreedomBox Foundation has a new mailing list:

We're making moves! Stay tuned for even more news 👀 👀 👀

On Sunday, March 24th at the @fsf's annual #LibrePlanet conference, the FreedomBox Foundation announced that it has partnered with @olimex to sell Pioneer FreedomBox Home Server Kits.

We chose to announce at #LibrePlanet for a reason. #BeAPioneer


@oros @freedomboxfndn this simple is not true, calculate what will cost to get Raspberry with native SATA performance, native Gigabit Ethernet performance and UPS power supply backup for 4-5 hours and compare the prices? Or compare the number of filtering capacitors Orange Pi has and OLinuXino - one is build simple to be cheap, the other to be reliable.

At #LibrePlanet, the Freedombox Foundation announced some exciting news: you can soon buy #FreedomBox kits!

This has been years in the making. We're very proud to partner with @olimex, a company which makes open source hardware.

Sales launch soon. Order:

Be among the first to test ESP-EYE with Espressif AI framework for face detection. We got limited supply from the very first run of this amazing board in stock.

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