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Lilbits: Lenovo’s next ThinkPad X1 foldable, Asus Zenfone 9, and turning the Game Boy Camera into a modern mirrorless camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold was one of the first tablets with a foldable display that lets you position it like a laptop, hold it like a book, or fold it in half. But it was also one of the only computers to ever ship with an Intel Lakefield processor, known for its unimpressive performance. […]

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System76’s Lemur Pro Linux laptop now comes with Alder Lake-U

The System76 Lemur Pro is a thin and light Linux laptop with a 14 inch full HD display a 73 Wh battery, and support for up to 40GB of RAM. It also now comes with a choice of 12th-gen Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor options. System76 is selling the new Lemur Pro for […]

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Lilbits: Pixel Watch, Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS, TCL NXTPAPER 10S tablet, and an Anbernic RG503 handheld review

Now that Canonical has released Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, we’re starting to see Ubuntu-based Linux distributions release their own updates. Case in point: Linux PC maker System76 has released Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS which brings kernel, desktop environment, and app updates, along with some new features that are specific to Pop!_OS. In other tech news from around […]

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System76 Kudu is a Linux laptop with Ryzen 9 5900HX and NVIDIA RTX 3060

The System76 Kudu is a laptop with a 15.6 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel matte display with a 144 H screen refresh rate, an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX 8-core, 16-thread processor, and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics. And while most laptops with those specs ship with Windows, the Kudu is designed to run Linux. System76 […]

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Lilbits: More Intel NUC systems coming in 2022… and a new BlackBerry phone too?

This week the world mourned the death of classic BlackBerry phones… after first realizing that they weren’t already (entirely) dead. BlackBerry stopped making phones running BlackBerry OS software years ago, and has been phasing out support for the devices ever since. But the company announced it was pulling the plug on legacy services used by […]

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Lilbits: Windows Terminal to become default command prompt for Win11 (plus jailbreaking the PS4, using older Chromebooks and more)

For the most part you can use Windows without ever typing into the command line. That’s one of the key things that set Windows apart from its predecessor, MS-DOS. But power users may still find themselves firing up command line utilities like the Windows Command Prompt, Microsoft PowerShell, or the Windows Subsystem for Linux from […]

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Lilbits: Linux laptops and phones and a Windows 11 workaround

Linux PC maker System76 is now selling an updated version of its Oryx Pro high-performance notebooks. The Fedora Linux team has released a beta of Fedora 35. Manjaro Linux developers have released a new build of their mobile Linux distro for the PinePhone. And there’s a workaround for folks who had installed Windows 11 in […]

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COSMIC desktop environment makes its debut with release of Pop!_OS 21.04 Linux distribution

System76 has been selling Linux computers for more than 15 years. For a long time that meant the company’s hardware came with Ubuntu pre-installed. But a few years ago System76 began offering users a choice of Ubuntu or the company’s own Ubuntu fork called Pop!_OS. Now System76 is taking things a step further and releasing […]

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Lilbits: Intel Beast Canyon NUC, an open source, configurable keyboard, and the down side of fast charging

Intel recently teased an upcoming NUC 11 Extreme compact, modular gaming desktop computer with 11th-gen Core processors, code-named “Beast Canyon.” But the company didn’t say which 11th-gen chips it would have. Now we know that at least some models will have a pretty powerful Tiger Lake chip. Xiaomi recently showed off a 200W fast charging system […]

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Pop!_OS 21.04 Beta lets you try out the new COSMIC desktop for System76’s Linux distribution

Earlier this year Linux PC company System76 announced plans to develop a new desktop environment for the company’s Ubuntu-based Pop!_OS operating system. The COSMIC desktop environment is designed to be easy-to-use, but also highly customizable. And now you can take it for a spin by trying out Pop!_OS 21.04 Beta, which was released this week. […]

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System76 Launch is a configurable keyboard with open source firmware and hardware

Linux PC company System76 has been selling laptop and desktop computers with Linux software for over a decade. But until a few years ago the company did that by installing custom software on OEM hardware. In 2018 System76 began manufacturing some of its own desktop computers in-house. And now the company is launching a new […]