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Purism’s Librem 5 Linux smartphone now takes just 2 weeks to ship (but costs $1,299)

The Purism Librem 5 is a smartphone that ships with PureOS, the same free and open source GNU/Linux distribution that ships on Purism’s laptop and desktop computers. The company first began taking pre-orders for the phone through a crowdfunding campaign that launched in 2017, began shipping hardware more than two years later, and then spent […]

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-25 ships this week (final build based on Ubuntu 16.04)

A new build of Ubuntu Touch is scheduled for release on March 24, 2023. It will bring a number of bug fixes and usability improvements. Ubuntu Touch OTA-25 will also be the final version of the operating system that’s based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS “Xenial Xerus”. Update 3-31-2023: Ubuntu Touch OTA-25 is now available for several […]

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Lilbits: A DIY Raspberry Pi-powered eReader, Pixel 7a specs leaked, and what’s next from Framework?

We’ve seen people design eBook readers around Raspberry Pi hardware before. But there’s still something pretty nifty about seeing a new open hardware project that shows you don’t need to settle for buying a Kindle, Kobo or other name-brand device to read eBooks on an electronic paper display. Redditor /u/thataintthis shares details of DIY piEreader […]

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Now you can run some Windows apps on Ubuntu Touch phones (emphasis on some)

Ubuntu Touch is mobile version of the popular Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution that’s optimized for phones, tablets, and other small touchscreen devices. Like many mobile Linux distros, it also allows you to run some Android apps if you install Waydroid to run Android in a container. Now you can run some Windows apps as well, thanks […]

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Lilbits: SH1MMER lets you jailbreak enterprise-managed Chromebooks

Chromebooks have grown in popularity over the past decade in part because they’re easy to use and tend to offer decent performance even if you opt for a cheap model with low-power hardware. But a big part of the reason there are so many Chromebooks these days is that they’ve made inroads with education and […]