Mobile Linux distributions

This is a list of GNU/Linux distributions designed to run on smartphones. While many support phones designed to run a mainline Linux kernel including the PinePhone and Librem 5, there are others that are able to run on phones that originally shipped with Android thanks to tools like Halium that allow them to use Linux […]

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Microsoft Edge coming to Linux, and Linux GUI apps are coming to Windows

Microsoft’s relationship with Linux has changed a lot in recent years. The company includes a Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) that lets developers and power users run a Linux terminal within Windows, and Microsoft has become a major contributor to many open source projects. The latest versions of Microsoft’s Edge web browser are built on […]

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Lilbits: Windows, Linux, and Intel news

This week Microsoft released Windows Insider Preview Build 21343 which introduces new icons for File Explorer and brings improvements for the Windows Sandbox and Microsoft Defender Application Guard. It turns out there are also a few features Microsoft didn’t mention – including an option to restart currently running apps after you sign out and sign […]

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PinePhone keyboard prototype transforms the Linux phone into a tiny Linux laptop

While the PinePhone is first and foremost a phone (it’s right there in the name), many of the Linux distributions available for the device are modified versions of desktop operating systems. You can already use the phone like a desktop Linux computer by plugging in a monitor, mouse, and keyboard. Soon you may also be […]

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Linux Kernel 5.13 will include initial support for Apple M1 processors

Folks have been finding ways to run Linux on Macs with Apple M1 processors for about as long as there have been Macs with Apple Silicon by using virtual machines or other methods. But soon you may not have to resort to workarounds – an upcoming Linux Kernel will add initial support for running natively on […]

Compare Linux smartphone specs

Pine64 PinePhone Purism Librem 5 Volla Phone Volla Phone X F(x)tec Pro1-X Cosmo Communicator Display 5.95 inch 1440 x 720 pixel IPS LCD 5.7 inch 1440 x 720 pixel IPS LCD 6.3 inch with V-notch 6.1  inch with V-notch 19.5:9 aspect ratio HD+ screen with 283 pixels per inch 5.99 inch, 2160 x 1080 pixel AMOLED […]

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Microsoft brings desktop Linux apps to Windows 10 Insiders, GUI and all

Microsoft’s Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) has allowed users to install a Linux distribution and run command line applications since Windows 10 first launched in 2015. Initially aimed at developers who wanted to be able to use Linux tools without rebooting or loading a virtual machine, WSL has picked up a number of improvements and […]

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JingPad A1 is a Linux tablet powered by JingOS

Shortly after introducing a new Linux-based operating system for tablets and phones called JingOS, Chinese company Jingling has unveiled the first tablet that will ship with the operating system pre-installed. The JingPad A1 is an 11 inch tablet with support for optional pen and detachable keyboard accessories. It’ll also support 4G and 5G cellular networks. But the […]