Lilbits 385: Laptops big and small

A few days ago we reported that a Dell XPS 17 laptop was likely on the way. Now we know what it’ll probably look like, thanks to an image spotted on Dell’s website. Meanwhile One Netbook continues to leak tidbits of information about the company’s upcoming mini-laptop designed for gaming. This time we have a […]

Build your own Chrome/Linux operating system with Chromium OS and Crostini

Google is slowly starting to add support for running Linux applications on Chromebooks. But as I discovered when I tested Linux apps on the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 recently, it’s still a work in progress. The feature also isn’t available for all Chrome OS computers yet. That could change in the not-too-distant future. Right now you […]

Intel Compute Card with Core M3 Kaby Lake tested & benchmarked

The Intel Compute Card is a tiny computer about the size of a few credit cards stacked on top of one another. First unveiled in January, the first Compute Cards and accessories should be available soon. While they have some pretty clear applications for commercial products, it’s a bit less clear whether there’s currently any […]

Linux 4.11 brings improvements for Intel Atom PCs (Bay Trail and Cherry Trail)

If you’ve tried installing Ubuntu or other GNU/Linux-based operating systems on a computer with an Intel Atom Bay Trail or Cherry Trail processor, there’s a decent chance you ran into problems with WiFi, audio, or other hardware. But Ian Morrison notes that the upcoming Linux 4.11 kernel fixes one of the last remaining issues: HDMI […]

Ubuntu on Intel Atom mini PCs (Linuxium’s builds for Bay Trail and Cherry Trail computers)

Over the past few years a number of companies have released small desktop computers with Intel Atom processors. Some ship with Windows software. Some have Linux. And others have no operating system at all. Want to install your own operating system? If you’re using Windows that shouldn’t be too hard. But Linux may be another […]

Make your own Chromebit with an Intel Compute Stick and Chromium OS

Earlier this year Asus unveiled the first Chromebit: a tiny computer-on-a-stick that runs Google’s Chrome OS software. Plug it into the HDMI port of a display or monitor and you’ve got a Chrome-powered computer. But it’s been more than half a year since the Chrombit was introduced, and you still can’t buy one yet. But you can […]

Simplest way to load Ubuntu on Intel Compute Stick with Windows (so far)

So you want to run Ubuntu Linux on an Intel Compute Stick, but don’t want to buy the model that comes with Ubuntu pre-loaded… because it also has half the RAM and one fourth as much storage as the Windows model? As I noted when reviewing the Intel Compute Stick with Windows, you can load Ubuntu […]

Linuxium bootloader helps you boot Linux, Android on RK3188 mini PCs

Chinese companies have released a number of tiny devices designed to let you run Android apps on your TV over the past year or two. Some of the best models feature Rockchip RK3188 ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core processors — and if Android isn’t your cup of tea, hackers have been running Ubuntu and other Linux-based operating […]