Arthur Besse
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imo the author cuts framework too much slack here. there are lots of laptops sold with linux preinstalled and/or certified to have complete hardware compatibility with linux these days; vendors like purism, system76, star labs, and even the giants like lenovo, dell, and HP ship linux-certified laptops now. why can’t framework?!

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Still dont know why they didn’t go with amd. Thunderboltisn’tt really necessary since most of the modules are areUSBC.

Also Intel ME, ew.

Thunderbolt 4 is not exclusive to Intel, only 1-3

I’ve just ordered parts for a new AMD system with Thunderbolt 4 (transferring some parts from an older machine): https://pcpartpicker.com/user/jokeyrhyme/saved/dLCRVn

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No, usb4 has the thunderbolt3 spec inside it, which amd now supports. Thunderbolt 4 is Intel only.

It’s mostly a certification thing (which is performed by Intel): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunderbolt_(interface)#Royalty_situation

According to that, anyone can make the standalone chips now regardless of CPU (although most of them are still made by Intel, I think)

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