Lilbits: More chip shortage fallout, elementary OS turns 10, and the end of LG smartphones?

Another upcoming product has been delayed due to the ongoing chip shortage. This time it’s the Analogue Pocket, a handheld gaming device designed for retro gaming — it even uses cartridges from classic game consoles. Originally scheduled to ship in 2020, that date was pushed back to May 2021 due to global supply chain issues… […]

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 […]

Lilbits: A handheld Nintendo Wii, a $200 OnePlus smartphone, and TuneIn drops out (one of its Pro features)

Some folks like to play classic console games by using emulators on smartphones, tablets, or handheld game systems with modern hardware. And then there’s the community of Nintendo Wii hackers who literally cut Nintendo’s 2006 game console down to size and stuff the components inside of custom cases. We’ve seen projects that put a Wii […]

Now you can buy laptops with elementary OS pre-installed (GNU/Linux distribution)

Elementary OS is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution with an emphasis on speed, privacy, and ease-of-use. It also happens to have a user interface that’s reminiscent of macOS and a slightly controversial history of  trying to guilt people into paying for free software. Like most GNU/Linux distributions, you can download elementary OS for free (or make […]

Elementary OS 5 Juno released with improved UI, new apps, pay-what-you-want app store

Elementary OS is a desktop operating system with a Mac-like user interface, but it’s a free and open source operating system based on Ubuntu Linux. This week the developers behind the operating system released Elementary OS 5 Juno. It includes updated design, new developer tools, updated apps, and a new app store that includes both […]

Makers of the $249 Litebook Linux laptop launch mini-desktop and a bigger (and pricier) laptop

The Alpha Litebook is a cheap laptop with a full HD 14 inch display, at least 4GB of RAM and a Linux-based operating system called Elementary OS. The team behind the laptop launched the Litebook in March. Now they’re back with two new computers. The Alpha Centurion is a higher-power laptop with a 15.6 inch […]

elementary OS devs say you’re cheating if you don’t pay for free software

Paying anything for all that free software you download? No? Then you’re doing it wrong, at least according to the team behind elementary OS. In fact, they think you’re a low-down, dirty cheater. They’re currently taking a lot of heat for changes to the elementary OS website that are in the works. It has to […]