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Lilbits: Samsung brings Android 12L to the Galaxy Tab 8 series, HMD introduces the Nokia T21 tablet

Samsung is one of the few companies making premium Android tablets these days… and the company’s been at it for years, even when Google seemed to have largely given up on the space. But now that Google has remembered that tablets are a thing and started releasing versions of Android optimized for large screens, Samsung […]

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Lilbits: Raspberry Pi Zero-like mini PCs compared, RP2040 microcontroller overclocked, and reducing the wait time for Purism’s Librem 5 Linux smartphones

The Raspberry Pi Zero and Raspberry Pi Zero 2 are incredibly small, cheap, and versatile single-board computers… but in a time of global supply chain shortages, they’re also kind of hard to get your hands on these days. But there are also a growing number of other tiny PCs competing in this space. And Bret Weber […]

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Lilbits: Intel Arc A750 GPU benchmarked (by Intel), Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS released, Razer Phone ecosystem is dead(er)

Intel’s upcoming Arc A750 desktop graphics card will be the company’s most powerful discrete GPU to date. But what does that mean in terms of real-world performance? Last month Intel released a few internal benchmarks showing that the GPU was competitive with NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3060 in a handful of games. Now the company has […]

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Dell XPS 13 Plus Developer Edition will ship with Ubuntu 22.04 LTS in August (or you can install it yourself now)

The Dell XPS 13 Plus is a thin and light laptop with a 13.4 inch display and a 28-watt, 12th-gen Intel Core processor. It also features an updated design that gives the laptop a distinctive look. And like most recent Dell XPS 13 series notebooks, it’s available with a choice of Windows or Ubuntu Linux […]

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Ubuntu 22.04 LTS brings GNOME 42 desktop, Raspberry Pi compatibility, and 5 years of support

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS is now available. As a Long Term Support release of the popular GNU/Linux distribution, it’ll be officially supported for at least five years. That means Ubuntu 22.04 will continue receiving bug fixes, security patches, and other updates until April, 2027, making it a good choice for folks that don’t want to get […]

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Canonical and Vodafone Cloud Smartphone streams Android apps and games to basic phones

Over the past few years we’ve seen a growing number of cloud gaming services that can turn just about smartphone, tablet, or PC into a gaming device without the need for premium hardware (assuming you’ve got a speedy internet connection). Now Ubuntu creator Canonical and wireless carrier Vodafone are demonstrating Cloud Smartphone technology that takes […]

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Ubuntu 22.04 LTS will run on a Raspberry Pi 4 with just 2GB of RAM

The Raspberry Pi line of computers are small, inexpensive single-board PCs that are most commonly used to run GNU/Linux distributions. But while Raspberry Pi devices have been shipping since 2012, it took more than eight years for one of the most popular Linux distributions to add support – and even then, the developers of Ubuntu […]

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Lilbits: Microsoft explains how to bypass Windows 11 TPM requirement

Microsoft set some pretty strict system requirements for Windows 11. You don’t necessarily need a super-powerful computer, but you do need one with an Intel, AMD, or Qualcomm processor released within the past few years, support for Secure Boot, and Trusted Platform Module 2.0. Want to install Windows 11 on a system that doesn’t meet […]

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Canonical extends lifespan of Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04 to ten years

New versions of the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution come out every six months, but most are only officially supported with bug fixes and security updates for nine months. But every two years Canonical issues an LTS (long term support) release. Up until a few years ago that meant you’d get five years of support. But […]

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Lilbits: New (old) games for feature phones, a fanless Ryzen mini PC and Jolla finally turns a profit

KaiOS is a Linux-based operating system that powers more than 150 million feature phones. It’s not considered a full-fledged smartphone operating system due to limited functionality and limited support for third-party apps. But it brings features like a web browser, media player, and some apps to cheap phones that may not have touchscreen displays. And […]