System76 Updates Its Pangolin Laptop

System76 does many things very well. One of those things is listen. The consumers have spoken and they wanted an AMD-powered version of their most popular laptop to date, the Pangolin. The Pangolin has the title of the first System76 laptop to be powered by the AMD Ryzen line of mobile processors. And with the Pangolin, you can configure a laptop all the way up to the Ryzen 7 4700 CPU and AMD Radeon graphics. As for memory and storage, the Pangolin can be spec'd up to 64GB of RAM and up to 2TB of NVMe storage.

The 15" laptop includes multi-colored backlit keys with tactile feedback, a large, multi-touch trackpad, and a 1080p matte display.

The Pangolin laptop sports 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 2 x USB 2.0 Type-A, and a MicroSD Card Reader. Other features include:

  • 1.0M 720p HD webcam
  • 49Wh Li-lon battery
  • Gigabit Intel Dual Band Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5
  • Pop!_OS operating system

Due to incredibly high demand, System76 has already sold out of their Pangolin stock, but the company has made it possible for those interested to sign up to be alerted ( when the new inventory is ready for purchase.

The Pangolin starts at $849.

New Debian-Based Distribution Arriveson the Market

New Linux distributions pop up almost weekly, so it should come as no surprise that yet another Debian-based platform has hit the market. And like many others, TeLOS aims to be a bit different. How? Outside of being touch-screen friendly (using the KDE Plasma 5.20.5 desktop environment), TeLOS is ready to serve as your home theater center, thanks to the inclusion of the Kodi open-source media center software.

You'll also find a mixture of KDE and GNOME apps installed, giving you a sort of best-of-both-worlds on the desktop. On the KDE front, you'll find the standard software included (such as Dolphin, Konsole, Okular, Ark, KTorrent, K3b, Kazam, KWrite, and KDE Connect). As for GNOME, the developers have added the Cheese webcam viewer, Disks disk utility, the Evolution groupware suite, the GNOME on-screen keyboard, the GNOME Clocks app, and the GNOME Sound Recorder.

But for open-source purists, TeLOS might have a couple of deal-breakers included, as both the Chrome web browser and the TeamViewer remote desktop software come pre-installed.

Be warned, TeLOS is pretty rough around the edges. Being a new distribution it has a long way to go before it's ready for the masses. And when you go to install the distribution, there is a password (ion) associated with the installer. Once installed, you'll also have to deal with a full-screen instance of the Chrome browser. Once you get past those things, you might find TeLOS an interesting take on the Linux desktop.

Download an ISO of the latest version of TeLOS ( and see if it might be your next Linux distribution of choice.

System76 Releases New Thelio Desktop

System76 is best known for their high quality Linux laptops and their boundary-pushing desktops. And with their Thelio line of desktops designed and built-in house, with open source firmware, bios, and OS, they hold a very high appeal to Linux users.

The Thelio lineup is impressive and their newest entry to the lineup stands in between the base model, Thelio, and the next up, the Thelio Major. This new model, the Thelio Mira, has room for up to 2 GPUs, ships with either a 3rd or 4th gen AMD Ryzen, and can support up to 128GB of RAM. So even with a small footprint (17.18" x 9.96" x 13.03"), you're getting massive power to do important (or not so important) work.

Other standout specs include:

  • NVIDIA Graphics (GT 1030, GTX 1650 Super: 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x HDMI, 1 x DVI, RTX 3070: 3 x DisplayPort, 1 x HDMI, Quadro RTX 4000: 3 x DisplayPort, 1 x DisplayPort over USB-C, Quadro RTX 5000: 4 x DisplayPort, 1 x DisplayPort over USB-C, Quadro RTX 6000: 4 x DisplayPort, 1 x DisplayPort over USB-C, Quadro RTX 8000: 4 x DisplayPort, 1 x DisplayPort over USB-C)
  • Storage Up to 36TB, 2 x M.2 PCIe Gen4 NVMe and 4 x 2.5" SATA drives
  • Rear Ports 1 x USB Type-C, with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support, 7 x USB 3.2 Gen 2, 1 x GbE RJ-45 port, 1 x 2.5G RJ-45 port
  • Rear Audio 5 x Audio Jacks, 1 x Optical S/PDIF out

For more information, check out the official Thelio Mira ( page at

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