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System76 Darter Pro is a 3.6 pound, 15.6 inch Linux laptop (coming soon)

System76 is adding a new laptop to its line of Linux-powered computers and, in keeping with recent trends in the PC space, it’s a relatively thin and light machine with a fairly big display and a big battery. The System76 Darter Pro sports a 15.6 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel matte IPS display, an Intel […]

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System76 launches Thelio line of open source, US-built desktop computers

System76 has been selling Linux computers for years. But up until recently that basically meant slapping the System76 name on an OEM design and installing Ubuntu. Last year the company introduced its own custom GNU/Linux operating system called Pop!_OS and revealed plans to begin designing and building its own hardware. Now the first System76 computers […]

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Lilbits 340: System76 to launch a new open source computer

It’s been more than a year since Linux computer company System76 announced plans to design and manufacture hardware in-house. Up until now, the company has primarily worked with OEM’s to add custom software to off-the-shelf laptop and desktop PC designs. Now the company says it plans to start taking pre-orders for a “new open-source computer” […]

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System76 Galago Pro Linux laptop now comes with 13 or 14 inch display options

Linux computer company System76 is updating its smallest laptop. The Galago Pro first launched early last year, got a processor update in the fall, and now it’s getting a new display option. Normally when we talk about display options, we mean things like resolution or touch panel options. But System76 is offering two different screen […]

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System76 launches a 4.4 pound Linux laptop with 6-core Intel CPU, NVIDIA graphics (Oryx Pro)

Linux computer maker System76 launched its first laptops with 8th-gen Intel Core processors last year. Those computers featured quad-core, 15 watt processors based on Intel’s Kaby Lake Refresh architecture. But now System76 is taking pre-orders for a laptop that packs much more power. The updated System76 Oryx Pro features an Intel Core i7-8750H hexa-core, 45 watt […]

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System76 will disable Intel Management engine on its Linux laptops

System76 is one a handful of companies that sells computers that run Linux software out of the box. But like most PCs that have shipped with Intel’s Core processors in the past few years, System76 laptops include Intel’s Management Engine firmware. Intel recently confirmed a major security vulnerability affecting those chips and it’s working with […]

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System76 and ZaReason both sell Linux laptops with Kaby Lake Refresh chips

A few months after Intel launched its 8th-gen Core processors for laptops, there are still only a handful of Windows PCs shipping with the new quad-core processors. But what about non-Windows PCs? It turns out Linux laptop makers are already starting offer Kaby Lake Refresh CPU options. Both System76 and ZaReason are now selling some […]

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Linux PC company System76 introduces Pop!_OS Linux distribution

System76 has been assembling and selling computers with Ubuntu Linux for years… but starting this fall the company will shift to a new customized Linux distribution called Pop!_OS. The new operating system is basically a lightly modified version of Ubuntu with a customized version of the GNOME Shell user interface. But the biggest advantage is […]

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System76 Galago Pro Ubuntu ultrabook ships in May, up for pre-order for $899

Linux computer company System76 may starting to design desktops in-house, but it’ll probably be a few years before the company can design and manufacture its own laptops. But the company continues to source existing hardware components and put them to use in computers that ship with Ubuntu Linux. And one of the most interesting new models from […]

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Linux PC builder System76 plans to design, manufacture its own hardware

System76 is one of only a handful of PC vendors that exclusively sells computers with Linux-based software. Up until now, that’s meant the company has chosen hardware that it could guarantee would work well with custom firmware and the Ubuntu Linux operating system. But unlike larger PC companies (think Acer, Apple, Asus, Dell, Lenovo, and […]