Linux Laptop Manufacturers Aren’t Trying Very Hard

Found this excellent blog post:

This echoes most of what I’ve been feeling about the state of “Linux Laptops”. They’re mostly a scam. Dell slaps stock Ubuntu, plus some preloaded drivers, onto a laptop and calls it “Linux Edition”. System76 isn’t any better. They also slap a custom Ubuntu derivative distro on there, which serves no purpose other than to serve up a prettier UI. Because that’s what the Linux world wants, right? A prettier UI? Not better drivers? Not rock-solid sleep/hibernate/lid/monitor support? Not better update functionality?

At least System 76 is making a new desktop environment in rust. But if it’s to improve performance and stability, or just part of an ongoing war with GNOME remains to be seen.

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