Microwatt also exists, but yeah, I think Libre-Soc is a better option, IF it can become a reality.
"Specifically to the point of "Do we really need the best graphics?" the issue is more value than graphics. Can you imagine trying to explain to someone whose primary hobby is gaming that even if they are willing to dump all closed source games and just use FOSS ones that they will be spending amounts like $7000 USD on a Talos II or $2100 CAD on a Librebooted D16 to be able to play some FOSS games on low settings ? Do you realize how insane that sounds to the average person ? Even spending $600 CAD on a Librebooted laptop to play FOSS games on low settings is poor value."
The second one is meh... however, the first one is beyond insane, it is madness even as far as I am concerned.
I once used X200 for a low graphics setting game by blizzard starcraft, which I have since quit for good due to time waste and addiction potential.
I also used an X230 for starcraft 2 is the same situation, again low graphics settings.
Though you do have to remember, for me, newer graphics mean zilch, nothing.
Also, the newer games, meaning, 2000s and definitely 2013+ have no meaning to me now, regarding PC ones. As for the libre games, if they made more with a retro feel, like an N64 type feel, although obviously not in a way to get in trouble for infringement, sucks that this is even a thing btw... but yeah, the libre games just look too modern mostly.
This is why I also dislike the more modern computer games in general, they focus on eye candy too an insanely absurd level. If the game doesn't have good settings, customization, gameplay, then no amount of shiny eye candy, should mean damn near anything.
I mean unless, the people they target are okay with getting their reality blurred to where they don't know what's real and whats not.
That is a huge problem I actually SUFFERED with consoles like xbox 360 long ago and newer. Only ever played one game on Xbox 360 mostly, then I ditched it when I realized the issues were huge for me.
Also, it tired me out like after an hour play, where as the N64, it took maybe 5x longer... aka, my eyes
Also, I cannot imagine how much VR has amplified these and other problems, but I hope people start realizing, all this "reality ideals"
Whether it is staged tv, VR, CGI, etc... is really just doing damage to people's minds and eyes.
The difference being, animated graphics like DOS to N64, you escaped reality into one, that felt alienish and in some ways, the nostalgia factor relaxed you.
Not the case now!
Btw, I have actually had tech purchased that is close to 1500$+ for compling/specific games/multitasking.
And, even for that matter, 800$+ for tthis in general.
So it really depends, on what your aim is and how far you are willing to go.
Most people don't, either because they don't give a crap about privacy, or they feel it is futile, which is most people.
I believe the first option is more sociopathic or apathetic to be clear tho.
But yeah, I do this, for two reasons:
Make these obnoxious corporate goons work very hard to actually get what they want from me and also, not be spied on by default or on my desktop as a whole.
I don't know if this is possible on the web, alas...
Always worth a try tho.
Talos is though definitely something that is too damn expensive.
Maybe if an ultra mega lightweight 10W TDP processor comes out with at least the speed of an X230 for Libre-Soc, this would begin to change regarding people ditching x86 for the future.
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