There’s an official Ubuntu MATE 18.10 build for GPD Pocket devices

Canonical released Ubuntu 18.10 this week. But Ubuntu isn’t just a single operating system: there are also a bunch of official and unofficial flavors. So this week we also got Kubuntu 18.10, Lubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu MATE 18.10, and Ubuntu Budgie 18.10, just to name a few. They include core Ubuntu updates plus a group of […]

Ubuntu 18.10 released (new default theme, performance improvements)

The latest version of Ubuntu is here, bringing a number of performance enhancements, bug fixes, and software updates to the popular Linux-based operating system. Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish is now available for download from Ubuntu.org. Among other changes, Ubuntu 18.10 uses the Linux 4.18 kernel which brings better support for Thunderbolt 3 and USB Type-C ports, support […]

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” […]

Dell Precision 5530 mobile workstation now available with Ubuntu

All of the Dell Precision mobile workstations launched earlier this year are now available with a choice of Windows or Ubuntu Linux. Dell has announced that the Precision 5530 mobile workstation is the latest of its mobile workstation-class computers to be available as a Linux-powered Developer Edition computer. It’s currently on sale for $1185 and […]

Educational Linux distribution Edubuntu has been (just about) discontinued

A few years ago the developers of Edubuntu that the Ubuntu-based operating system for teachers and students was going to skip the update to Ubuntu 16.04 and stay on Ubuntu 14.04 indefinitely. The two lead developers came to that decision after realizing that after a decade of working on the project, they didn’t have time […]

Latest Ubuntu Touch release from UBPorts is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Canonical may have stopped developing/supporting a version of Ubuntu for smartphones and tablets. But the folks at UBPorts have kept the idea of a touch-friendly version of Ubuntu alive for the past year. Now the team has released Ubuntu Touch RC OTA-4, which is the first version based on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus. That’s significant […]

First look: Huawei MateBook X Pro with Ubuntu 18.04 Linux

The Huawei MateBook X Pro is a pretty nice little laptop, featuring a 13.9 inch, 3000 x 2000 pixel touchscreen display with super-slim bezels, an all-metal chassis, and support for up ton an Intel Core i7-8550U processor, 16GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics. Huawei recently announced that the MateBook X […]