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Lilbits: Intel Arc graphics, Debian 11, Asus ROG Phone 5s, and PinePhone Keyboard

Intel says its new graphics technology formerly known as DG2 will launch in early 2022, as part of a new Intel Arc brand for high-performance graphics products. With support for features including 4K upscaling, variable rate shading, and real-time ray tracing, Intel is bringing the sort of features that had previously been the realm of […]

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Lilbits: Linux phones and laptops, gaming on the Surface Duo, and is Netflix the Netflix for games?

Every time a company launches a game subscription service that lets you play a library of games for a monthly fee, it invariably gets referred to as a Netflix-for-games model. Now it looks like the real Netflix for games could be… Netflix. The company is reportedly looking to hire an executive to head up a […]

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Mobian begins porting its Debian-based OS to more smartphones and tablets

Mobian is a mobile Linux distribution based on Debian. Designed to run on phones and tablets compatible with mainline Linux kernels, the operating system originally supported just three devices: the PinePhone, Librem 5, and PineTab. But now the team has announced initial support for a few more devices: the OnePlus 6, OnePlus 6T, Pocophone F1 […]

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Lilbits: ARM computers, Linux phones, and the Pixel 2 rides off into the sunset

After rocking a Google Pixel 2 as my primary smartphone for the past three years, I took advantage of a Google Fi Black Friday promotion and traded in my phone for a brand new Pixel 4a 5G for $298 after trade-in. There were two reasons I decided the time was right to upgrade. First, my […]

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Mobian Linux is now available for the PineTab (as well as the PinePhone)

Mobian is a project that transforms the Debian GNU/Linux distribution into a mobile-friendly operating system by bundling Debian with a phone-friendly user interface and a selection of mobile apps. First launched this summer as an image that can be installed on the PinePhone, the developers of Mobian have announced that the operating system is now […]

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Mobian is a Linux-based smartphone OS based on Debian

Now that there are a handful of smartphones designed to run GNU/Linux distributions, there are a growing number of developers creating phone-friendly operating systems. One of the latest is called Mobian, and while it’s not exactly a brand new distribution, it is a set of software that makes it possible to run the popular Debian operating […]

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Debian Linux turns 25

Happy belated birthday Debian. Yesterday the pioneering free and open source operating system celebrated its 25th birthday. The first version of the GNU/Linux distribution was actually released on September 15th, 1993, but project founder Ian Murdock announced the “Debian Linux Release” to the world on August 16th of that year. Debian was one of the […]

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Installing Linux app on Chromebooks gets easier with support for .deb packages

You can already run some Linux applications on some Chromebooks thanks to Google’s Project Crostini software. But as I noted when testing Crostini on the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 last month, the feature is still very much a work in progress. For now it’s not available if you’re using the stable channel version of Chrome […]

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Debian Linux is now available in the Microsoft Store, runs on Windows 10

Linux-based operating systems like Ubuntu and Debian may be standalone operating systems. But thanks to an optional Windows 10 feature called Windows Subsystem for Linux, it’s been possible to install them and run them from within a Windows environment without rebooting and without installing a virtual machine. Out of the box, all you get is […]