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Lenovo ThinkPads, ThinkStations can now have Ubuntu Linux pre-installed

Lenovo ThinkPads, ThinkStations can now have Ubuntu Linux pre-installed

While the year of the Linux Desktop remains a dream, awareness and adoption of this open source operating system has perhaps never been better. That's partly thanks to companies like Canonical that push Linux not only to businesses but also to consumers. The latter, however, would probably prefer not to have to install Linux themselves on their new laptops or desktops. With the latest fruit of the collaboration between the Ubuntu maker and Lenovo, they won't have to, presuming they're buying a new ThinkPad or ThinkStation.

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MINISFORUM H31G Mini PC comes with a discrete GPU and some caveats

MINISFORUM H31G Mini PC comes with a discrete GPU and some caveats

When it comes to PCs, power is most often associated with size. After all, you can't really escape the laws of physics so the more power you need, the more and bigger components you need. That said, you might not actually really need all that power and some desktops try to make a compromise in size, performance, and price. The MINISFORUM H31G Mini PC is one such example and, depending on your needs, it might actually hit the sweet spot even for some gamers.

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Apple macOS Big Sur public beta released with new controls and rounder icons

Apple macOS Big Sur public beta released with new controls and rounder icons

Today you'll be able to access the next big update to Apple's desktop operating system. This is macOS Big Sur, an update to the desktop space for users that wish to check said major changes out before they're sent to all Apple computers post-beta. For now, we're in Public Beta, which means it's probably OK to give the software a whirl, but it's still BETA - which can mean there MAY be issues.

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Microsoft Edge URL bar crash issue fixed: How to update

Microsoft Edge URL bar crash issue fixed: How to update

Microsoft Edge web browser had a bit of an issue with its primary URL bar system that caused the application to crash. Every time you tried to start entering a URL into the address bar, the web browser would crash. Now, it would seem, enough users have complained about the issue that Microsoft's dev team on Edge have taken care of said issue.

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Dell XPS Desktop PC gets a sleek and thoughtful 2020 redesign

Dell XPS Desktop PC gets a sleek and thoughtful 2020 redesign

Dell has redesigned its XPS Desktop PC and, while notebooks may get the most attention these days, it's a reminder that style and attention to detail isn't just important when you're mobile. Smaller but more powerful than its predecessor, the new XPS Desktop offers up to 10th Gen Intel Core i9K processors.

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PC shipments grew in Q2 2020 but it’s too early to celebrate

PC shipments grew in Q2 2020 but it’s too early to celebrate

After years of declining shipment figures, the traditional PC market, made up of desktops, notebooks, and tablet computers that aren't Chromebooks and iPads, have finally seen a tiny bit of growth in the second quarter of the year. Almost tragically, that growth happened only because the world was plunged into a period of uncertainty, change, and a pandemic. But while the world's PC makers may be delighted to finally see some positive numbers, both Gartner and IDC seem to agree that it's not going to last.

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Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini announced with a surprise in the box

Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini announced with a surprise in the box

The DeathAdder is one of Razer's most popular gaming mice, and today, we're seeing the company shrink it down. Following on the heels of the Viper Mini is the DeathAdder V2 Mini, which is meant for gamers who either have small hands or want a more portable gaming mouse. Beyond that, though, it seems to keep many of the features that made the original DeathAdder a success.

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Huawei’s ARM-based desktop PC could leave you scratching your head

Huawei’s ARM-based desktop PC could leave you scratching your head

A lot of focus has been placed on Huawei's predicament regarding its smartphones and networking business vis-a-vis US trade bans but those aren't the only things the company is worried about. It has also started to dabble in the PC market and it will face the same restrictions when trying to get its hands on Intel or AMD silicon and Microsoft software. Its solution is, of course, to roll out its own replacements for those but one review of a Huawei PC doesn't inspire confidence in its chances.

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WhatsApp update for July 2020: Dark Mode, QR codes, new stickers

WhatsApp update for July 2020: Dark Mode, QR codes, new stickers

Today we're taking a peek at what you need to know about the next update for WhatsApp for multiple platforms. This update adds new Animated Stickers, upgrades QR codes, and adds Dark Mode for WhatsApp web and desktop platforms. If you're working with video calls, you'll find the newly upgraded ability to include 8 people on a call. If you're one of the growing pack of people using a phone with KaiOS, you're in luck - a new feature, at last!

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Dell announces a ton of gaming hardware, teases XPS Desktop

Dell announces a ton of gaming hardware, teases XPS Desktop

Dell announced a bunch of new products centered around PC gaming today, and whether you game on a laptop or on a desktop, there's some kind of product aimed at you. Dell's new PC gaming products include a pair of gaming laptops, two new monitors, a desktop, and an Alienware mechanical keyboard. The company also teased the new XPS Desktop, but we're not going to learn specifics about that for awhile yet.

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2020 Acer gaming desktops go from mid-range to ridiculous

2020 Acer gaming desktops go from mid-range to ridiculous

Acer announced a bunch of new machines today, and among them were gaming desktop refreshes aplenty. Specifically, Acer announced new Predator Orion 3000 and Orion 9000 gaming desktops, along with a new desktop in the Nitro 50 line. Counted together, it seems these new desktops cover a fairly wide range of specifications.

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Lenovo ThinkCentre line expands with M70, M80, and M90 desktops

Lenovo ThinkCentre line expands with M70, M80, and M90 desktops

Lenovo has taken the wraps off the latest models in its ThinkCentre line of desktop PCs. The new lineup includes the M70, M80, and M90 series with towers, all-in-one desktops, and tiny computer models. Though each varies in what it offers, all of the models can be bought with the 10th-generation Intel Core processors. The new ThinkCentre models are aimed at enterprises.

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