Ubuntu 20.10 released (and it’s the first version with full Raspberry Pi support)

The latest version of the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution is out today, and among other things, Ubuntu 20.10 brings updates to the desktop environment, better hardware support for select PCs with fingerprint sensors or touchscreens, and for the first time there are official desktop and server builds of Ubuntu available for Raspberry Pi computers. The […]

Lilbits: Google’s antitrust woes, new Intel and AMD chips, and MS Edge for Linux (for some reason)

The US Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google, claiming the company abuses its dominance in the search and advertising spaces to… stay on top of the search and advertising spaces. Xda-developers has a pretty good write up of the allegations. The case is likely to play out in years rather than […]

Lilbits: Google Hangouts, Pocket P.C., and Pine64’s modular Linux phone

About a year after introducing a concept for a handheld Linux computer priced at $199, Popcorn Computer is getting closer to actually being able to deliver that little PC to customers. It’s up for pre-order for $199 and according to the latest progress update, production is on track to begin next month and if everything […]

Fedora 33 Beta released with official Raspberry Pi support, BTRFS file system, and more

The latest version of the Fedora Linux distribution is almost ready to go, and you can take Fedora 33 Beta for a spin starting today. Among other things, the latest version of Fedora for workstations (including laptop and desktop PCs) brings an updated GNOME desktop environment (version 3.38), a switch from the ext4 file system […]

Lenovo brings Ubuntu to ThinkPad and ThinkStation PCs

Lenovo is expanding its line of Linux-friendly PCs. Last month the company began offering a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon notebook with Fedora Linux. Now the company says it will offer Ubuntu Linux on a range of ThinkPad notebooks and ThinkStation desktops. The first of these computers will be available starting this month, with additional models […]

Microsoft Edge coming to Linux, and Linux GUI apps are coming to Windows

Microsoft’s relationship with Linux has changed a lot in recent years. The company includes a Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) that lets developers and power users run a Linux terminal within Windows, and Microsoft has become a major contributor to many open source projects. The latest versions of Microsoft’s Edge web browser are built on […]

Lilbits: Amazon Sidewalk, Microsoft buys Bethesda, and game streaming on Linux

Amazon is diving deeper into the connected home space… by preparing to move just outside your home. Amazon Sidewalk will use a combination of wireless technologies to let your security cameras keep sending alerts even if your WiFi is out, or let your connected lights or other sensors work even if they’re beyond the range […]

Lilbits: A new mobile, open hardware device

The hardware hacker who brought us the Novena open laptop, the NeTV2 open video development board, and the Chumby, is preparing to launch a crowdfunding campaign for a new open hardware device called Precursor. The goal is to provide a handheld development platform that’s fully hackable and configurable. According developer bunnie Huang, the device has […]

Slimbook Essential is a Linux laptop with 10th-gen Intel Core for € 499 and up

Spanish PC maker Slimbook’s latest Linux laptops are thin, light, and affordable models powered by 10th-gen Intel Core processors. The Slimbook Essential 14 ships with a choice of Intel Ice Lake processors, while the Slimbook Essential 15 sports Intel Come Lake-U processor options. Both feature full HD displays, compact designs, and support for a variety of […]

Turn the reMarkable ePaper tablet into a Linux PC with Parabola-rM

The reMarkable tablet features a 10.3 inch black and white E Ink display, support for finger or pen touch input, and a custom operating system designed to let you read, write, and draw. But if you’d rather use the device like a laptop or tablet, there’s a new third-party operating system that will let you […]