Pop!_OS Enables ZRAM, Increasing Available RAM and Improving Game Performance
System76’s Pop!_OS distribution now enables ZRAM. This is thanks to Pop!_OS developer Michael Murphy. Per the Tweet from the official Pop!_OS account, this will increase “the amount of free memory your system has available.” Supposedly this adds “increased FPS in games, or faster simulations and compiler runs,” especially on systems with a low amount of RAM. Someone on the pull request commented that on a PC with 8 GB RAM, the result of ZRAM enablement was “a solid boost from sometimes 80 FPS to 120 FPS (my refresh rate) and other times from 80 FPS to 90 FPS.
HP Dev One - Guest Review by ChimeraOS Developer
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to LGC’s first guest article, proudly written by my good friend Matthew Anderson, one of the developers behind the ChimeraOS distribution! Note: this review has received minor edits for spelling/grammar fixes. If you were looking for a Linux laptop that has all AMD hardware, or simply looking for a laptop designed around Linux in general, the HP Dev One tries to meet those needs in many ways.
HP Dev One - Slim, Sleek, and Fast
Imagine a big computer manufacturer taking interest in a Linux-based distribution, such as Pop!_OS, and wanting to collaborate to put said operating system on their hardware. That’s exactly what HP did. They got in touch with System76, told them how much they liked their Pop!_OS distro, and wanted to tailor-make a notebook with this distro in mind. Thus the HP Dev One was born. No, this isn’t a notebook designed specifically for Windows and then marketing comes along and says, “We support Linux too.
HP Dev One - The Laptop Powered by Pop!_OS - Now Live
A few weeks ago I had mentioned HP collaborating with the team at System76 to bring Pop!_OS to the HP Dev One laptop. Well, you can now purchase the laptop on the official site. “System76 is thrilled to work with HP to advance open source and bring the Linux desktop to a much wider audience,” said Carl Richell, CEO, System76. “By bringing together our engineering, marketing, and customer support, System76 with HP are introducing HP Dev One to combine powerful hardware with optimized Pop!
HP Dev One - A Laptop with Pop!_OS Pre-Installed
System76 has partnered with HP, bringing their Pop!_OS distribution to the HP Dev One laptop. Specs are as follows: Octo-core Ryzen 7 PRO 16 GB DDR4 @ 3200MHz 1 TB PCIe NVMe storage 14" FHD anti-glare display The laptop features a “Super” key that replaces the Windows logo that’s typically put on every keyboard. The product, according to the official website, is aimed towards developers. The laptop will be priced at $1,099.
Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS Released – Switch to PipeWire, Hyrbid Light and Dark Backgrounds, Automatic Updates, and Plenty More!
Pop!_OS – the Ubuntu-powered distro created by none other than the geniuses at System76 – has just released 22.04 LTS (long-term support), shortly after the release of Ubuntu 22.04. There’s quite a few exciting things going on with this release, so let’s go over the changes. Software Upgrades As far as base upgrades are concerned, the kernel is using 5.16.19 (kind of surprised they didn’t go with 5.17), Mesa drivers have been upgraded to version 22, and the desktop environment is based off of GNOME 42 with System76’s COSMIC UX spinoff.