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Samsung’s Chromebook Plus Now Supports Linux Apps

Google began bringing Linux app support to Chrome OS almost exactly one month ago, but it only started with a single device, the very expensive Pixelbook. Now, that’s changing: Linux support is becoming available for Samsung’s Chromebook Plus as well, as spotted by users on Reddit. This still isn’t...
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Best Linux Laptops of 2018

There was a time, not so long ago, when Linux was seen as an outcast operating system... times have now changed as the operating system - which launched in September 1991, has made some serious inroads in the server market, then in the cloud – not forgetting that it underpins the most popular...
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Purism Partners with Nitrokey to Reinforce the Security of Their Linux Laptops

Purism, the maker of Linux-powered laptops, announced today that it partners with Nitrokey, a maker of Free Software and Open Hardware USB GPG SmartCards and Hardware Security Modules (HSMs), to create a GPG-based SmartCard called Purekey. Purism has always tried to offer its customers some of the...
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Jack Wallen reviews the security-conscious Librem 13 laptop from Purism.

Purism Librem 13: A Security-Focused Powerhouse of a Linux Laptop

Quick, how many companies do you know of that ship laptops pre-installed with Linux? Off the top of my head, I can think of the following: System76 Dell ZaReason That’s pretty much it at this point. So when I learned a relatively new company was shipping laptops pre-installed with Linux, I...
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Hands-On: Installing Five Different Linux Distributions on my New HP Laptop

I've just picked up a new laptop, and I have to say at first glance, it looks like a real beauty. It's an HP 15-bs166nz, which I got at one of the large electronic chains here in Switzerland for CHF 649.- (approximately £500 / €560 / $685). That's supposedly half-price, if you believe their list...
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​Purism Adds Open-Source Security Firmware to its Linux Laptop Line

In its latest news, Purism announced that it has successfully integrated Trammel Hudson's Heads security firmware into its Trusted Platform Module (TPM)-equipped Librem laptops. Heads is an open-source computer firmware and configuration tool that aims to provide better physical security and data...
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Running Linux on a Chromebook

Although Chrome OS is competent at handling web-based workloads, by design it's light on features compared to a full desktop operating system, which is presumably where many of its users are coming from. Fortunately, if you're on Google’s operating system and wish it was a little more flexible, it'...
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Review: System76’s Galago Pro Solves 'Just Works' Linux’s Goldilocks Problem

Still, finding the perfect Linux laptop has always been and remains something of a Goldilocks problem: this one is too big, this one is too underpowered, this one has too little RAM, this one lacks a big SSD, and so on. Generally speaking, if you want power and storage you're going to end up with...
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Litebook Launches $249 Linux Laptop

A company called Litebook has released a new Linux laptop that is priced to compete with Chromebooks -- if not as cheap as the $89 Pinebook. That's because the Pinebook is bare-boned when it comes to specs, using an ARM CPU, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of built-in storage. The Litebook, on the other hand...
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System76 Oryx Pro Review: Linux in a Laptop Has Never Been Better

Laptops preloaded with Linux aren't as rare as they used to be. In fact, big name hardware companies like Dell have whole lines of laptops that ship with Ubuntu installed, and if you want to stretch things a bit you could argue that a Chromebook is a kind of Linux machine (though it takes a bit of...
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