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Kubuntu Focus M2 Linux laptop gets a spec bump (and a smaller, cheaper sibling: the Kubuntu Focus XE)

The Kubuntu Focus family of Linux laptops is growing. A 3rd-gen Kubuntu Focus M2 laptop with a 15.6 inch display, 45-watt Intel Core i7-11800H Tiger Lake processor, and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30-series graphics is now available for $1945 and up. But if you’re in the market for something smaller and/or cheaper, the Kubuntu team also introduced the […]

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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… […]

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Kubuntu Focus Linux laptop now available (for $1800 and up)

The Kubuntu Focus is a premium notebook with a 16.1 inch display, an Intel Core i7-9750H hexa-core processor, and NVIDIA RTX graphics. But the most unusual feature is that rather than Windows, it ships with Kubuntu — a version of Ubuntu Linux with the KDE desktop environment. First announced in December, the Kubuntu Focus is […]

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Plasma Mobile: Linux-based smartphone operating system

There’s a new player in the smartphone operating system space: the folks behind the KDE desktop environment for Linux-based desktop computers have just unveiled Plasma Mobile. Plasma Mobile is basically a mobile version of the desktop Plasma user interface. It’s free and open source software, and while there aren’t any phones that ship with Plasma Phone […]

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Lilbits (3-20-2015): Amazon Unlocked could be Prime for Android apps and games

Amazon Prime is a service that lets you pay an annual fee to get free 2-day shipping and access to thousands of streaming movies, TV shows, eBooks, songs, eBooks, and other content. Soon it could also include access to Android apps that would normally cost money. Or maybe Amazon plans to launch a standalone service […]

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Lilbits (9-06-2013): Ubuntu 13.10 approaches, KDE Plasma Active 4 is here

The KDE desktop environment may have started out as a Windows-like user interface for Linux-based operating systems. But over the past few years part of the KDE team has been working on the Plasma Active user interface which is designed to run on a range of devices including tablets, phones, televisions, and more. This week […]

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Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail released (along with Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu)

Canonical has released Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail. If you’ve used the popular Linux operating system in the last year or two, it should look pretty familiar. But the new version is faster, features user interface tweaks, and a number of subtle changes. Ubuntu 13.04 is available for download, and comes in 32-bit and 64-bit flavors. […]

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Kubuntu finds new sponsorship, keeps paid staff

Kubuntu is a variant of Ubuntu Linux for folks who can’t stand the default Unity user interface… or those who just prefer the KDE desktop environment. (Actually, Kubuntu’s been around almost as long as Ubuntu, and predates Unity by quite a few years). For a long time, the Kubuntu project was funded by Canonical, the […]