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AnberDeck mod turns Anbernic RG353V game system into a handheld Linux terminal

The Anbernic RG353V/S is a handheld game system with a 3.5 inch, 640 x 480 pixel display, a 1.8 GHz Rockchip RK3566 quad-core ARM Cortex-A55 processor, and support for dual-booting Android and Linux-based operating systems. So while it’s made for gaming and has a Game Boy-inspired design, with game controllers below the screen, the handheld can […]

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Playtron’s Linux-based gaming OS aims to be a cheap, versatile option for handheld gaming PCs (and other systems)

Valve’s Steam Deck shook up the mobile gaming world in a big way when it launched a few years ago for a few reasons. It’s cheaper than most models that has been available up until that point, and comes from a company with much better brand recognition (and customer service) in the gaming space than […]

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KDE Plasma 6 brings big updates to the desktop environment for Linux-based operating systems

The KDE team has released KDE Plasma 6, the biggest update to the free and open source desktop environment since Plasma 5 launched nearly ten years ago. While the team hasn’t been sitting still for ten years, and has issued a number of point releases with updates and new features, Plasma 6 brings some big […]

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Damn Small Linux is back and bigger than ever (but still small enough to fit on a CD)

Damn Small Linux (DSL) is a lightweight GNU/Linux distribution designed to breathe new life into old computer hardware by offering a full desktop operating system that runs on a wide range of hardware, but which takes up as little disk space as possible. The original goal of DSL was to keep everything under 50MB, and […]

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Orange Pi Neo is a Linux handheld gaming PC with Ryzen 7 7840U

Last year we learned that the company behind the Orange Pi line of single-board computers planned to branch out into the handheld gaming PC market. This week at FOSDEM in Belgium, developers from the Manjaro Linux team are showing off the first Orange Pi handheld running their GNU/Linux-based operating system. The Orange Pi Neo has a […]

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OpenWrt developers consider launching their first hardware design

OpenWrt is an open source, Linux-based operating system designed for embedded devices like routers. The project has been around for two decades at this point, and can now be installed on thousands of routers and other devices. Now some of the developers behind the project have put together a proposal for the first hardware designed […]

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This cheap Acer laptop with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c chip can run mainline Linux software (mostly)

The Acer Aspire 1 (A114-61) is a cheap laptop with a 14 inch full HD display, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 1 processor, it launched in 2021 as a budget notebook running Windows 10 in S Mode software. But developers have been working to add mainline […]

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Fedora Asahi Remix is now available, bringing Fedora Linux to Apple Silicon Macs

The developers behind Asahi Linux have been working to bring GNU/Linux Macs with Apple Silicon for about as long as Apple has been selling them. While early builds of their Linux for Mac software were based on Arch Linux ARM, this summer the Asahi team announced a new flagship operating system that would instead be […]

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A growing number of cheap handheld retro game consoles can run mainline Linux

The Steam Deck is probably the best known handheld gaming PC with a Linux-based operating system, but a number of cheap handhelds from companies like Anbernic and Powkiddy also run Linux-based software… but they tend to use custom kernels. But when Phoronix reported this week that developer Chris Morgan submitted some code to bring support […]