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AYA Neo Air with an OLED display is a thinner, lighter handheld gaming PC for $549 and up

The AYA Neo Air is a handheld gaming PC that stands out in an increasingly crowded market for a few reasons. It’s the first with an OLED display. It’s one of the thinnest and lightest models to feature an x86 processor. And it’s AYA’s most affordable handheld to date, with retail prices starting as low […]

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Now you can buy Windows 11 on a USB flash drive (physical media arrives 7 months after digital downloads)

Microsoft released Windows 11 in October, 2021 by making it available as a free upgrade for compatible PCs running Windows 10. The software also soon began shipping on new PCs as well. One thing you haven’t been able to do until now? Buy a box that has physical media with a Windows 11 installer pre-loaded. […]

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Capyloon’s web-based OS is now available for mainline Linux phones (PinePhone Pro and Librem 5)

Capyloon is an operating system designed around web apps and technologies that picks up where Firefox OS when Mozilla abandoned its now-abandoned web-based operating system. Capyloon uses Mozilla’s open source Boot to Gecko operating system as its base, but features a new user interface and suite of apps designed with privacy and distributed technologies in mind. […]

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Lilbits: Making Windows 11 more tablet-friendly, Pixel 7 design leaked, Oppo Find X5 phone and Oppo Pad tablet launched

The latest dev channel preview build of Windows 11 brings an experimental new feature that could make Microsoft’s desktop operating system a little more tablet friendly: the taskbar will shrink to a small size and display only the most critical status icons to get out of your way when you don’t need it. But you […]

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Party like it’s 1994 with FreeDOS 1.3, open-source MS-DOS compatible operating system

FreeDOS is an open source operating system that allows you to run MS-DOS applications even though Microsoft stopped developing and supporting MS-DOS more than two decades ago. While FreeDOS has been feature complete for years, the developers have continued working on the software and this weekend they released FreeDOS 1.3. While there are plenty of […]

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Raspberry Pi OS enters the 64-bit era (but 32-bit is still the default option)

Raspberry Pi has been using 64-bit processors for its tiny, low-cost computers since the organization launched the Raspberry Pi 3 in early 2016. But up until now the official Raspberry Pi OS has been 32-bit only. Now, after months of beta testing, the folks at Raspberry Pi have released the first official build of Raspberry Pi […]

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Run (some) Windows apps on Haiku operating system thanks to Wine port

Haiku is free and open source operating system designed to be compatible with BeOS, a legacy operating system from the 1990s. Haiku itself has been under development for two decades, but it’s still considered beta software (and it only hit that state a few years ago). While there’s a relatively limited number of native apps […]

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ReactOS 0.4.14 brings new features, more hardware support to the open source Windows clone

ReactOS is an open source operating system designed to be compatible with Windows applications. It’s been in development for more than two decades and is still very much work-in-progress software, but the first major release in more than a year brings a handful of new features and support for additional hardware. ReactOS 0.4.14 is now […]

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Raspberry Pi OS gets a legacy version to offer extended stability

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the release of its first Raspberry Pi OS (Legacy). It’s a new-but-old OS aimed at giving developers a platform that won’t see major changes quite as often as the main branch of the operating system. Legacy will be based on the Debian oldstable release — which is currently Debian […]

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Lilbits: KDE Plasma 5.23, OpenBSD 7.0, Windows 11, and yet another mini-laptop

Ubuntu 21.10 isn’t the only new release of a free and open source operating system today. The OpenBSD team have also released version 7.0 of their Unix-like operating system based on BSD rather than Linux. And while operating systems are cool and everything, they’re not much use these days without a proper desktop environment, and […]