Mintbox Mini Pro computer with Linux Mint now available for $395

The Mintbox Mini Pro is a tiny desktop computer with a fanless design for silent operation, a low-power AMD processor, 8GB of RAM, 120GB of solid state storage, and Linux Mint 18 software pre-installed. It measures about 4.3″ x 3.3″ x 0,9″ and has a metal case made from zinc and aluminum. First introduced in September, […]

Mintbox Mini Pro is a little Linux PC with big specs for $395

CompuLab and the developers of Linux Mint have been partnering to offer a series of small desktop computers with Linux Mint software (and a minty green color) for a few years. One of the most recent is the nearly 2-year-old MintBox Mini. But now there’s a new model with a faster processor, more memory and […]

Linux Mint 18 beta released with new apps, theme, and more

The latest version of Linux Mint is coming soon, but if you want to take it for a spin a bit early, there are now beta version of Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon and Linux Mint 18 MATE available for download. Linux Mint 18 will be a long term support release, which means it’ll be officially […]

Lilbits 314: A good day for NVIDIA Shield, bad one for Linux Mint

About a month after announcing plans to bring Android 6.0 Marshmallow and other improvements to its Shield TV game console, NVIDIA is now rolling out the update which brings support for treating SD cards as internal storage, Vulkan graphics, and much more. So it’s a good day for NVIDIA Shield users. But it’s a bad […]

MintBox Mini: Compact Linux Mint PC coming soon for $295

The MintBox Mini is a small form-factor desktop computer that comes with Linux Mint software preloaded. If the computer looks familiar, that’s because it’s a version of CompuLab’s fitlet, a line of small, fanless desktops introduced this week. What makes this model a little different is that it’ll have a green case and come preloaded […]

Lilbits (5-14-2014): Mozilla adds DRM to Firefox, isn’t happy about it

Want to use your web browser to stream video from services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and BBC iPlayer? You’ll need to put up with the DRM (Digital Rights Management) features used by those services — content owners want to make sure you don’t save or redistribute videos, watch them in countries where they don’t have redistribution rights, […]

Lilbits (4-14-2014): MS Office for Chrome (kinda)

Microsoft may want you to pay $99 per year or more to use Office 365. But Office isn’t the only game in town these days, and over the past few years Microsoft has been working to make its free, cloud-based version of Office a bit more competitive with Google Docs and other free alternatives. Now […]