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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 […]

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Linux PC maker System76 introduces the COSMIC desktop environment, coming to Pop!_OS 21.04

System76 has been selling Linux laptops and computers since 2005. A few years ago the company introduced its own Linux distribution called Pop!_OS, and now when customers buy a System76 computer they can choose between Pop!_OS and Ubuntu Linux. There hasn’t always been a huge difference though, since Pop!_OS is based on Ubuntu. But now […]

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System76 Pangolin Linux laptop with AMD Ryzen now available for $849 and up

The System76 Pangolin is a 3.6 pound notebook with a 15.6 inch full HD matte display and a choice Pop!_OS or Ubuntu Linux operating systems. But what makes the Pangolin stand out from other Linux laptops from System76 is the processor options: the notebook is powered by an AMD Ryzen 4000U “Renoir” processor. First unveiled […]

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Lilbits: Open source keyboards, E Ink smartwatches, the fastest (least user friendly) PinePhone software

System76 has been selling Linux laptop and desktop computers since 2005, but up until recently most of the company’s computers were designed and manufactured by other companies and customized with small tweaks and Linux software by System76. A few years ago the company started manufacturing some of its own desktops, and notebooks may eventually follow. […]

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These Linux laptops have Intel Tiger Lake chips, 15.6 inch screens, and weigh less than 4 pounds

System76 and Tuxedo Computers are both taking orders for new thin and light laptops with 15.6 inch displays and support for up to a 28 watt Intel Core i7-1165G7 Tiger Lake processor. As far as I can tell, the new System76 Darter Pro and Tuxedo InfinityBook S 15 are based on the same OEM design, since the […]

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System76 Lemur Pro thin and light Linux laptop gets Tiger Lake refresh

Linux PC company System76 is updating its Lemur Pro thin and light laptop with a new version that supports up to an Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor. The new model comes about half a year after the company released a version powered by a less powerful Intel Comet Lake processor… and the upgrade from 10th-gen to […]

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System76 Galago Pro Linux laptop now available with Intel Tiger Lake for $999 and up

As promised, Linux computer company System76 is now selling a 14 inch laptop powered by an Intel Tiger Lake processor with Intel Iris Xe graphics and optional support for NVIDIA graphics. The new System76 Galago Pro is now available for $999 and up. The laptop features a full HD matte display, a body that measures 12.8″ […]

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Lilbits: Xiaomi’s telescopic smartphone camera, Purism’s Linux phone that’s also a PC

In order to keep smartphones thin while still offering versatile camera features, smartphone makers have largely taken the same approach in recent years – instead of using cameras with lots of moving parts, throw a bunch of different stationary cameras on a phone. That way you can have different focal lengths to mimic the kind […]