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Ubuntu 22.04 LTS brings GNOME 42 desktop, Raspberry Pi compatibility, and 5 years of support

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS is now available. As a Long Term Support release of the popular GNU/Linux distribution, it’ll be officially supported for at least five years. That means Ubuntu 22.04 will continue receiving bug fixes, security patches, and other updates until April, 2027, making it a good choice for folks that don’t want to get […]

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Lilbits: What to know about Ubuntu 22.04 and Intel Alder Lake, and a Chromebook with AMD Ryzen 7 5800U

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS is set to launch next week, but if you’re planning to run it on a computer with one of Intel’s new 12th-gen Core processors, one of the first things you might want to do is upgrade the Linux kernel. In other tech news from around the web, Amazon Kids+ has launched its […]

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Ubuntu 22.04 LTS will run on a Raspberry Pi 4 with just 2GB of RAM

The Raspberry Pi line of computers are small, inexpensive single-board PCs that are most commonly used to run GNU/Linux distributions. But while Raspberry Pi devices have been shipping since 2012, it took more than eight years for one of the most popular Linux distributions to add support – and even then, the developers of Ubuntu […]

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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 […]