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MINISFORUM UM700 mini PC now available with Manjaro Linux (or Windows 10 Pro)

The MINISFORUM UM700 is a small desktop computer that measures 5″ x 5″ x 1.8″ and features a 35-watt AMD Ryzen 7 3750H processor. First released more than a year ago, the little computer has been available for around $569 and up ever since, with Windows 10 Pro pre-installed. But now you can also opt […]

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Wine 7.0 released with support for more GPUs, gaming with multiple displays, and more

Wine is a free and open source tool that makes it possible to run many Windows apps and games on Linux and other operating systems including Android, macOS, and FreeBSD. And the latest version brings a number of significant new features and improvements. Updates in Wine 7.0 include improved support for theming, improved graphics, support […]

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Lilbits: Steam Deck, Apple’s AR headset, a Linux-friendly video capture card and more

Valve has confirmed that its Steam Deck handheld gaming PC is on track to begin shipping in February, following a short delay. And Apple may be looking at a somewhat longer setback for the virtual reality/augmented reality glasses it’s reportedly been developing since 2015: originally expected to ship this year, they may not be ready […]

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Ubuntu 22.04 LTS will run on a Raspberry Pi 4 with just 2GB of RAM

The Raspberry Pi line of computers are small, inexpensive single-board PCs that are most commonly used to run GNU/Linux distributions. But while Raspberry Pi devices have been shipping since 2012, it took more than eight years for one of the most popular Linux distributions to add support – and even then, the developers of Ubuntu […]

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Shift6mq is a modular, repairable (and somewhat Linux-friendly) smartphone from Germany

Shift is a German company that produces smartphones designed for sustainability thanks to a modular design that makes it easy to perform your own repairs if you need to swap out batteries or replace a broken display, camera, speaker, USB port, or just about any other part. Theoretically that should be enough to let a […]

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Lilbits: Installing Google Play on Amazon Fire tablets, Linux on Chromebooks, and more

Find yourself with a new Amazon Fire tablet this holiday season? Amazon’s tablets offer pretty good bang for the buck if you’re looking for a device for reading eBooks, doing some web surfing, or streaming videos. But they also ship with Amazon’s Fire OS, which is a fork of Google Android that includes Amazon’s Appstore […]

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Tuxedo Nano Pro Gen 11 is a compact Linux desktop with AMD Ryzen 4000U

The Tuxedo Nano Pro Gen 11 is a mini PC that measures 4.6″ x 4.3″ x 1.9″ and ships with a choice of Ubuntu Linux or the Ubuntu-based Tuxedo_OS. It’s the latest in a line of Linux PCs from Tuxedo Computers, and the company says the little desktop is one of the smallest available with […]

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Lilbits: Facebook abandons facial recognition, Linux 5.15 released, Netflix games, Microsoft Edge for Linux, and more

Facebook is giving up on using face recognition in its app a decade after introducing the feature, and in the coming weeks Facebook’s parent company Meta says it will delete facial recognition templates for a billion different people. In other recent tech news from around the web, we have a deep-dive into performance of the […]

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Fedora Linux 35 brings power management, audio, and other improvements

Fedora Linux 35 is now available for workstations (laptops or desktops), servers, or IoT devices. Among other things, the update brings Linux kernel 5.14 with improved hardware support, and the GNOME 41 and KDE Plasma 5.23 desktop environments. You can download the latest version of Fedora from the GetFedora website, or if you’re already running […]

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Steam Deck Verified ratings will let you know which games run on the handheld gaming PC

Valve’s Steam Deck is a portable game system that’s basically a handheld gaming PC. But it has a custom AMD Ryzen processor with RDNA 2 graphics. It ships with Steam’s Linux-based Steam OS software pre-installed. It has controllers and touchpads, but no physical keyboard. And the display resolution is lower than some gaming PCs. So […]

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Juno’s Linux laptops now available with Intel Tiger Lake-H or AMD Ryzen 5000H

Juno Computers sells a line of desktop and laptop computers that ship with Ubuntu Linux pre-installed, and this month the company updated its lineup with several new high performance models sporting 11th-gen Intel Core “Tiger Lake H” or AMD Ryzen 5000H processors. They don’t come cheap, with starting prices ranging from $1,150 to $2,250. But […]