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Ubuntu 21.10 brings GNOME 40, Linux 5.13, and more

The latest version of Ubuntu is here, and Ubuntu 21.10 “Impish Indri” brings a number of updates to the core of the popular Linux distribution including a newer kernel, an updated desktop environment, and many other improvements. While Ubuntu 21.10 will only be officially supported for 9 months, it paves the way Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, […]

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Lilbits: Microsoft explains how to bypass Windows 11 TPM requirement

Microsoft set some pretty strict system requirements for Windows 11. You don’t necessarily need a super-powerful computer, but you do need one with an Intel, AMD, or Qualcomm processor released within the past few years, support for Secure Boot, and Trusted Platform Module 2.0. Want to install Windows 11 on a system that doesn’t meet […]

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Lilbits: Amazon’s Echo plans leaked, SiFive HiFive RISC-V dev board benchmarked, and more

Amazon is holding an event on September 28, 2021 when the company is expected to announce new hardware including updates to its Echo line of smart speakers and displays. According to a new report from Bloomberg, some of those devices could be a 15 inch smart display designed to be mounted to a wall and/or […]

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Canonical extends lifespan of Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04 to ten years

New versions of the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution come out every six months, but most are only officially supported with bug fixes and security updates for nine months. But every two years Canonical issues an LTS (long term support) release. Up until a few years ago that meant you’d get five years of support. But […]

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Lilbits: New (old) games for feature phones, a fanless Ryzen mini PC and Jolla finally turns a profit

KaiOS is a Linux-based operating system that powers more than 150 million feature phones. It’s not considered a full-fledged smartphone operating system due to limited functionality and limited support for third-party apps. But it brings features like a web browser, media player, and some apps to cheap phones that may not have touchscreen displays. And […]

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Lilbits: Lenovo P12 Pro, the end of Sprint’s 4G network, and an Android browser where tab groups are optional, not mandatory

The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro is an 11.5 inch Android tablet with the specs of a mid-range smartphone including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor, 128GB of storage, and at least 4GB of RAM. With a $340 starting price, it’s a good middle-ground between a cheap tablet like an Amazon Fire device and a premium model […]

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Ubuntu 21.04 “Hirsuite Hippo” released

The latest version of the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system has a new display server, a newer Linux kernel with improved hardware support, an updated theme, and support for joining Microsoft Active Directory domains, among many other changes. Ubuntu 21.04 “Hirsuite Hippo” is now available for download, and it’ll be officially supported for 9 months. […]

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-16 released with improved browser, video recording, Android app support and more

The latest update to the Ubuntu Touch operating system for smartphones and tablets is here, and it’s a big update, with changes to more than a third of all binary packages in the operating system. With official releases available for 26 different phones and tablets, Ubuntu Touch OTA-16 includes a number of updates to core features of […]

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Lilbits: Ubuntu, Plasma Mobile, Snapdragon 888 dev kit, and VLC’s birthday

The first smartphones powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 processor are starting to arrive. And so are developer kits like the Lantronix Snapdragon 888 Mobile HDK. Meanwhile details about the next gaming smartphone from Asus continue to leak, the creators of the popular VLC media player app celebrate the 20th anniversary of VideoLAN, and we’ve got […]

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ODROID-GO Super is an $80 Ubuntu-powered handheld game system

Hardkernel’s third ODROID-Go device has a bigger screen, a bigger battery, improved wireless capabilities, and more buttons than the company’s first two handheld gaming systems. The ODROID-GO Super was announced in December with a list price of $80 and now it’s available for purchase. While it’s out of stock at the Hardkernel Shop at the […]