Your one-stop-shop for all things libre
We sell and service a carefully curated list of freedom-respecting computers and devices that are made to work well with free/libre/open source (FLOSS) software such as Linux, BSD and GNU. Our devices respect your privacy, and right to repair. The spectrum ranges from brand-new openPOWER servers and workstations, over refurbished Thinkpads which have over a decade of FLOSS reverse-engineering and documentation effort, to DIY chip flashing equipment. What also sets us apart is that we eat our own dog food!
Free/Libre Open Source: No back doors, no spyware
Proprietary software is controlled by the manufacturers, which puts them in a position of power over the user. This power is often exercised to the detriment of the users they ought to serve, which typically takes the form of malicious functionalities. Vikings sells devices without these anti-features.
Right-to-repair friendly devices that last
Say ‘NO’ to planned obsolescence! Sustainability and upgradeability is no afterthought for us. Computers and devices we offer are robust and of the highest quality. Parts & service is ensured for years to come. The general ease of repair completes the overall package you can expect from our offer.
‘Respect your Freedom’ (RYF) certified
Some of our products are RYF certified by the Free Software Foundation (FSF). Certified devices respect your freedom and your privacy as per the RYF rules. These will ensure that you have full control over them. The FSF is a nonprofit with a worldwide mission to promote computer user freedom with an almost 40-year track record, most famous for fiscally sponsoring the GNU Project.