Freeing The Machine (Phones/Computer/SmartWatch/More)

This will be a landing page of ways to unlock phones, computers, smartwatch and more with the software that gives you personal control over them. This is not a full freedumbs thread, rather what devices and services allow you to control your information and devices.

The attempt here is to label what devices are best for this, as in still maintained, and to help people who want to live in a connected world but maintain some sort of ownership of their devices with a starting point.

well since it’s only us here it’s really for me but w/e

not 100% on how I will lay this out so this OP will change


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Status
[ :smiling_imp:] Maintained
[ :ghost:] Near/At end of life (Deprecated)
[ :skull:] No longer supported
[ :clock12:] Early Days

Difficulty
[ :electric_plug:] Plug and play
[ :open_book:] Basic Knowledge
[ :l1t:] More than basic knowledge
[:torvald_fuck_you:] You have an IT job

Phone

Devices

Librem 5 by @redgek

Lineage OS

:open_book: [ :ghost:] Nexus 5x by @MFZuul

Laptop

Libreboot

:l1t: [ :smiling_imp:] T400 by @Adubs

Desktop

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Tablet

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Smartwatch

Pine64

[ :clock12:] PineTime by @MFZuul

“Smart”/IoT

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Cloud/NAS

Thoughts on

‘When to self-host and who to outsource to’ by @admindev

on-site

:open_book: Nextcloud Pi by @MFZuul

VPS

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Car

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If you have ideas or real experience please post and I will add them to the list.

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I should write about my phone, linux and self-host thing I guess

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