Leaving Apple & Google: /e/OS on laptops, PinePhone, and Contribute to the /e/ project!

/e/ on laptops, PinePhone support…

Our great team of /e/ engineers has started to work on various ports of /e/OS, including support for several new smartphones and also some… laptops!

By porting on the PineBook, we are exploring the possible benefits of having a desktop OS too. It would support many already existing applications, while staying open source, fully unGoogled and better for users in term of privacy.

The PineBook is an affordable laptop based on the AllWinner CPU, made by Pine64, a US-based company that was kind enough to send us one laptop for development. Next, we will probably port to Olimex laptops, which are available as kits in the EU, and have the same CPU architecture as the PineBook.

Last but not the least, we are very interested in porting to the upcoming PinePhone, which will be an affordable open source hardware smartphone.

Stay tuned on this and tell us how you like (or not) the idea!

How to contribute and support the /e/ project?

We are often asked how to contribute to the /e/ project and we are pleased to answer this question because users’ contributions are key to the success of an ambitious project like ours.

Now is the good time! There has never been that many questions and comments about user’s data privacy, Google, Apple and alternatives to regain control over data privacy… The timing is great and you can contribute in many ways

Test /e/OS, report bugs, contribute to patches!

Anyone is really welcome to report issues with /e/OS, and possible solutions. Just make sure you can reproduce the problem, post appropriate context information, possibly some “logs”, and ideally… a solution 🙂

Help others! Join the global community!

We have a growing community of users who are discussing their experience with /e/OS. Join now, you will be able to help others answer common or uncommon questions they have about /e/:

Join /e/ Community Forum
Join the Support Channel

Join discussions, spread the word!

It’s important to share your experience on our forums, tell us about what you like, your frustrations… It helps us to identify improvements for the product and make it a Premium mobile ecosystem.

Also, please share the word! Every day, new users discover /e/ and love the project. We need all forces to ensure that as many people as possible learn about the project. We can’t count on mainstream media for this!

So share with friends and your community channels, talk about /e/ on social media, say why you like it!
You can also share what we post on Mastodon and Twitter

Contribute financially

With your help, we can support a growing team of passionate contributors, keep /e/ completely independent and make /e/OS sustainable over time.

Every donation helps the project to pursue additional developments, rent servers for compilation, rent servers to host your e.email account or the community forum, pay for domain names and other key expenses amongst other things.

If you can afford a recurring donation, become a /e/ Patron!

Otherwise, choose from the different donations options, and get a reward in return!

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