i applaud this.
i'm just going to suppose it will be gnu/linux based, so not "entirely from scratch".
personally, i'd love to see a linux operating system with a familiar package manager and at least some sort of precompiled repository.
right now i'm experiencing this with my pinebook
, and it's amazing that there's a full repository out there for this architecture. wow.
but only open source drivers/architecture?
i think this means that the components will have to be chosen much more carefully, and most likely the end product will be pretty effing expensive.
i have looked at a few cases over the years - this stuff is already out there, but prices are higher than a brand new apple product, and the number of sold items is rather low, and thus the user base is small, with everything that entails...
personally, i'd concentrate on using a well known & supported foundation (raspberry pi?), and build something from that.
with 3d printers and everything, hell, you could even do it yourself.
as far as this
article is concerned, i couldn't really find anyything that would resemble a spec sheet?
just a beautiful user interface?