I feel no shame in admitting that I’m a huge Chrome OS fan. So much so in fact, I was subscribed to websites like Chrome Unboxed and others just like it. As a minimalist, Chrome OS met my needs beautifully. Web based applications with just enough features to make the experience effortless for my productivity needs. The only issue with it, was Google.
When it comes to the digital frontier, applications are what we use to get work done. From mobile to desktop, they are a part of our everyday lives. Because of this factor, the need for good applications is paramount.
While the pandemic rages on, more people are starting to work from home. While great for some, it’s worse for others. Individuals are finding that they don't have a computer to get their work done. Not to worry, if you’re like many readers on librefree.me, you're probably looking for something running Linux. You’re in luck as there are plenty options out there, let’s look at a few.
Pine64, creators of the vastly popular Pinephone and Pinebook Pro, have opened up about a potential keyboard and game-pad controller attachment that connect via the pogo pins on the back of the Pinephone. While they will be receiving mock-ups from commissioned vendors, you too can play along.
SBC’s or single-board computers, exploded in popularity with the release of the original Raspberry Pi, back in 2012. One of the first available operating systems for the platform was RISC OS. Like many, I installed the OS, gave it a whirl, and quickly deleted it for something more usable. Little did I know, I would return to this OS years later and develop an appreciation for what it has to offer. While I wouldn’t recommend this OS to most, there are some projects in the work that promise to bring the OS kicking and screaming in to the modern era.