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Lilbits: Booting Linux on some Lenovo laptops requires an extra step, Macintosh Pi, and fanless Jasper Lake mini PCs

The new Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 is a 13.3 inch mobile workstation-class laptop with support for up to a 2880 x 1800 pixel OLED display, up to an AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 6860Z processor, and up to 32GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. It’s also one of the first laptops to feature a Microsoft Pluton […]

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Intel Seamless Updates could pave the way for firmware updates without a reboot

Intel is developing technology that could reduce down time for some computers, by allowing the UEFI/BIOS firmware to be updated without the need for a reboot. As spotted by Phoronix, the feature is called “Intel Seamless Update,” and it’s likely aimed at servers first. But the technology could eventually find its way to consumer hardware. […]

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Android on Intel now supports UEFI, can dual-boot with Windows 8

Developers at Intel’s Open Source Technology Center have been working on a version of Android optimized to run on Intel chips, and this week the team released a major update. Android-4.2.2_r1-ia0 is a preview release designed to run on the same types of desktop, notebook, or tablet PCs you’d normally run Windows on — and […]

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Linux Foundation solves UEFI Secure Boot problem – you’ll be able to install Linux on most Windows 8 PCs

The folks at the Linux Foundation have come up with a way to make sure that you’ll be able to install an open source operating system on most computers that ship with Windows 8. Up until now, it’s been pretty easy to install Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, or other operating systems on store-bought Windows computers. But […]