Frequently Asked Questions

What happened to the Libreboot C201?

We decided that this laptop was not viable to continue selling long-term. Customers who ordered this laptop will receive their order, but this product is being replaced with a better product. For now, the C201 page redirects to the T400 product page.

You can still purchase the Libreboot C201 via our Libreboot Installation Service.

What payment methods do you accept??

Wire transfer. When you place an order, you will receive an invoice afterwards, containing wiring instructions. For historical context, refer to our PayPal hate page.

What about warranty and shipping times?

See delivery and return policy

What’s the username and password?

On all laptops shipped by Minifree, the default username is user and the password is cuser90r (or password)

You must change at least the password immediately, because this is generic and not secure, used on every minifree laptop that is shipped.

What is Libreboot?

Libreboot is a free BIOS replacement, for core hardware initialization. It starts a bootloader, when will then boot your operating system. See libreboot.org for more information.

You can also find libreboot-specific technical support from that website.

What if I brick my laptop when updating libreboot?

Instructions are available on the libreboot website, for updating when new versions are released. Although the instructions are meticulously well-written, with the aim to reduce mistakes by newbies, accidents can still happen.

If you brick your Minifree laptop when updating libreboot, Minifree will unbrick it for free if you send it back to us.

What is Debian?

Debian is the GNU+Linux distribution (operating system) that Minifree preinstalls on the systems that it sells. See Debian website for more information.

Why Minifree?

Ministry of Freedom is a joke name, based on the ministries in the orwell 1984 novel. The irony is that freedom is a banned word in the newspeak dictionary. The very concept is thoughtcrime. It was the first name we could come up with off the top of our heads, when deciding on a better company name (Minifree was originally named Gluglug). It just seemed appropriate.