Maybe you can make a video. No need for high quality stuff, you could just film yourself doing similar things on each (like typing). I won't be ordering one anytime soon, and I am only interested in *nix.
Will the PreOrder be up until you can deliver the units from stock ?There's no hurry here right now, and I also didn't really advertise it a lot at the moment.
I woudl really like to know wether the keyboard is as bad as it looks..
I may be interested in this device, a but it depends on three questions that I think can only be answered by someone like you (tech-savvy, in touch with the devs, runs his own HW development):I will probably receive a prototype next week
1. Can the device be unbundled from the Windows license? I know it comes bundled with a Win10 license by default. Is there a way to make sure, a device I buy would never show up in Redmond (or anywhere else) as a Windows copy being distributed?
2. Does it run Linux well? I know the preliminary answer ("In theory it could, but expect problems!"). Can you please throw some Linux distro at the prototype and see what works and what doesn't?
[/quote]3. The battery isn't designed to be replaceable. Can you check please, if it would be feasible in the long run for you as a HW company to offer replacement batteries that can be replaced by users with basic technic skills (like holding a screwdriver the right way)?
Deleting Windows would be the very first thing I'd do on this device, but the license would probably remain in the UEFI, as it seems to be the case with Windows 8.Hmm, I don't know whether it comes preactivated or not. But Windows 10 probably needs to be activated at some time, otherwise you could simply keep it offline.
Thanks!But yes, I'd love to try out ArchLinux myself.
That sounds sad.Well, with the GPD XD, the battery is taped into the case and impossible to remove.
I will check that, but I guess they did the same with the GPD Win.
Deleting Windows would be the very first thing I'd do on this device, but the license would probably remain in the UEFI, as it seems to be the case with Windows 8.
I really don't want any MS license near me.
That sounds sad.
And if you don't mind, can you tell us if the RAM is soldered ?
Of course, there's UEFI hardware without any OS. But if it's designed to come with a bundled Windows 8/10 license, then that license (or some key related to it) is stored in the UEFI right away and it seems to be hard to remove that. In contrast to previous Windows versions, these "embedded" licenses seem to increase Microsoft's sales counter right away, so the license activation is a mere formality.You can buy UEFI PCs without any OS preinstalled, and I doubt you would automatically have a license with that.
And if it's installed in the UEFI later on, it should be able to be removed as well.
Or is there some serial number included in the UEFI which will be registered with Microsoft once Win10 is activated?
Then I guess these are rather old systems (by IT time scales).Luckily, all UEFI systems I got so far offered the possibility to disable UEFI...
ED already seems to get a high percentage of units with problems from their already shipping products. I think it might be valuable to potential customers to have a Linux or no OS option available from ED and link if Linux works well enough on it with minimal troubleshooting.Surely the units sent in to distributors would come with Windows 10 already activated. That'd be a big downside for either the distributors or the buyers to have to take any such steps.
Maybe ED should ask GPD if they can sell him any units without OS installed. They might not like this if it makes it harder (or impossible) to fully test the unit, or it impedes with their normal production flow. Maybe they'll do it for an increased price and/or accepted increased risk of failure.