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posted by janrinok on Saturday July 09 2022, @05:36PM   Printer-friendly
from the intel-management-engine-included-for-free dept.

Alder Lake-Powered Linux Laptop Arrives With 14 Hours of Battery Life

System76, the Colorado-based Linux laptop, desktop, and server specialist, has announced a new highly portable laptop with an Intel Alder Lake processor inside. The new Lemur Pro is a "lighter than Air" 14-inch form factor laptop with excellent battery life and attractions such as open firmware (powered by Coreboot) and a 180-degree hinge. In addition, buyers can choose to go with Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS or Ubuntu 22.04 LTS pre-installed.

Coreboot, known initially as LinuxBIOS, is significant as it is an open-source BIOS implementation embraced by Linux users. It is lightweight, flexible, and feature-rich. Sadly, not many modern laptops or desktop PCs support Coreboot, but it seems to have gained momentum in recent times. We reported on Coreboot being made available for MSI Z690-A WiFi motherboards in April. More recently, in a demonstration of Coreboot's flexibility for tinkerers, we reported on a port of Doom being released as a Coreboot payload.

Now if only emacs could be a Coreboot payload, you could run the rich set of applications written in emacs lisp.


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  • (Score: 5, Informative) by mrpg on Saturday July 09 2022, @10:18PM

    by mrpg (5708) Subscriber Badge <mrpgNO@SPAMsoylentnews.org> on Saturday July 09 2022, @10:18PM (#1259292) Homepage

    https://pop.system76.com/ [system76.com]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop!_OS [wikipedia.org]

    Pop!_OS is a free and open-source Linux distribution, based upon Ubuntu, and featuring a customized GNOME desktop environment known as COSMIC. The distribution is developed by American Linux computer manufacturer System76. Pop!_OS is primarily built to be bundled with the computers built by System76, but can also be downloaded and installed on most computers.[3]

    Pop!_OS provides full out-of-the-box support for both AMD and Nvidia GPUs. It is regarded as an easy distribution to set up for gaming, mainly due to its built-in GPU support. Pop!_OS provides default disk encryption, streamlined window and workspace management, keyboard shortcuts for navigation as well as built-in power management profiles. The latest releases also have packages that allow for easy setup for TensorFlow and CUDA.[4][5]

    Pop!_OS is maintained primarily by System76, with the release version source code hosted in a GitHub repository. Unlike many other Linux distributions, it is not community-driven, although outside programmers can contribute, view and modify the source code. They can also build custom ISO images and redistribute them under another name.[6][7]

    Pop!_OS 22.04: Full Review
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4q0sHMiobQ [youtube.com]

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