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Lilbits: Meta Portal’s slow demise, Microsoft’s Fall 2023 Surface hardware event, KDE goes double-click by default, and Bodhi Linux 7.0 released

The Meta Portal line of products are smart displays that launched in 2018 when Meta was still called Facebook. With support for Amazon’s Alexa voice service, they were kind of the company’s answer to an Amazon Echo, but with the added bonus of Facebook Messenger support, making them one of the easiest ways to place […]

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Lilbits (3-05-2014): Google Android finds its voice

One of the key features of Google Android is its voice recognition and text-to-speech engine which lets you talk to your phone and receive spoken replies. But if your phone’s voice has always sounded a bit… basic, the latest version of the Google Text-to-Speech app could improve things dramatically. Instead of voice data files that […]

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Bodhi brings a tablet-friendly Linux OS to the Nexus 7

Ubuntu isn’t the only Linux-based operating system that can run on the Google Nexus 7 tablet. Bodhi Linux developer Jeff Hoogland has piggybacked on Canonica’s work with Ubuntu to offer a tool that lets you install Bodhi on the $199 tablet. Bodhi Linux uses the light-weight Enlightennment Desktop which, among other things, offers a touchscreen […]

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Bodhi Linux Alpha for ARM runs on the $249 Samsung Chromebook

Bodhi Linux is a light-weight Linux-based operating system designed to run on a range of different types of hardware. The latest addition to the Bodhi family? Samsung’s $249 Chromebook — the one with a low-power Samsung Exynos 5 ARM Cortex-A15 processor. Bodhi developer Jeff Hoogland released an early build of Bodhi for the Samsung Chromebook […]

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First pre-release Bodhi Linux 2.0 builds available

Developer Jeff Hoogland has released the first pre-release build of Bodhi Linux 2.0. While there aren’t a ton of new features, Bodhi 2.0 is based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Up until recently Bodhi was based on the 2-year-old Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. Among other things, that means there’s now a 64-bit version of Bodhi available for […]

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Bodhi Linux 1.4 is a speedy, customizable OS for tablets, notebooks, desktops

Bodhi Linux is a light-weight operating system based on Ubuntu. It’s highly customizable and ships with a fraction of the pre-loaded apps you’ll find in Ubuntu. But the key difference between Bodhi and the main branch of Ubuntu is that Bodhi Linux uses the Enlightenment desktop manager and offers a choice of environments suitable for […]