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Lilbits: Windows 11 won’t run in virtual machines without TPM, Mozilla VPN picks up new features, and more

You don’t need a particularly powerful computer to run Windows 11. But you do need one with a relatively recent processor featuring a Trusted Platform Module because Microsoft is making TPM one of the minimum system requirements for security purposes. Until recently one way to get around that was by installing Windows 11 Preview builds […]

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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 […]

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After ten years, Sailfish OS maker Jolla is finally profitable

The company behind the Linux-based Sailfish OS for mobile devices has been plugging away for ten years, and now it’s finally turned a profit. Jolla was founded by a group of former Nokia employees who wanted to continue developing the Linux-based MeeGo operating system for smartphones even after Nokia shifted its focus to Windows phones […]

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Sailfish OS 4.1 brings new apps, features, and bug fixes, as support ends for the Jolla Phone

Sailfish OS is a Linux-based operating system for mobile devices that made its debut on the Jolla Phone, which first shipped in 2013. Jolla shifted its focus from hardware to software years ago, and with Sailfish OS 4.1 rolling out now, the company says it’s ending support for the original Jolla Phone. Sailfish OS 4.1 […]

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Sailfish OS 3.4 brings multi-user support, browser improvements, and more

Sailfish OS is a Linux-based smartphone operating system that has its roots in the discontinued Maemo, MeeGo, and Moblin projects. This week the developers released Sailfish OS 3.4 featuring an updated browser engine with bug fixes, better reliability, and support for copying and pasting HTML text in the email client, among other things. Other changes […]

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Sailfish OS 3.2 released with support for more phones, enhanced security

Sailfish OS is a Linux-based operating system developed by Jolla, a company which stopped making its own phones a few years ago, but which now offers software that you can install on supported devices including the Gemini PDA and several Sony smartphones. This week Jolla released Sailfish OS 3.2, which includes support for newer phones […]

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Sailfish OS 3.1 smartphone OS adds support for fingerprint sensors, file system encryption

Sailfish OS is a Linux-based operating system for smartphones… that continues to add some of the features you’d expect to find on a smartphone OS. The developers Jolla have announced that Sailfish OS 3.1 is now available and, among other things, it adds support for file system encryption and fingerprint sensors. A bunch of key […]

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Mer Project and Sailfish OS are merging (open source, Linux-based mobile operating systems)

Mer is an open source GNU/Linux operating system designed for mobile devices. Sailfish OS, the operating system that Jolla develops for smartphones, is probably the most popular operating system based on Mer (which isn’t really saying very much). And the two projects have been closely intertwined from the get go. So it’s not exactly a […]

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Jolla releases Sailfish 3 smartphone OS (with an eye on business users)

Finnish company Jolla’s Sailfish OS started its life as an effort to pick up where Nokia left off when it ceased development of the Linux-based MeeGo operating system for smartphones. After launching a few Sailfish-powered smartphones, failing to fully deliver on the promise of a Sailfish tablet, and dealing with financial, issues, the company has […]

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Jolla’s Sailfish OS is still ticking, v2.2.0 brings fingerprint unlock and more

Jolla may be out of the hardware business, but the Finnish company is still bringing new features to its Linux-based Sailfish operating system for mobile devices. Earlier this year the company gave us a sneak peek at new features coming in Sailfish 3, including a 30 percent performance boost and support for feature phones with […]