A REALLY Weird PC… - System76 Thelio Review

  • Published: 16 June 2019
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    There’s more than one company that makes its own operating system and hardware, and today, we’re taking a look at System76’s Thelio, an open source design you can build yourself.

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  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips   5 months back

    Use offer code LINUS to get 20% off everything on https://lmg.gg/mospack4

    • C P
      C P  4 months back


    • Kian Moore
      Kian Moore  4 months back

      Do a review on SuperTuxKart. Just so you can be confused

    • midnightwolf
      midnightwolf  4 months back

      Still not big enough to replace my old Targus built for 2 very thick laptops, and tons of accessories.

    • alysdexia
      alysdexia  5 months back

      @lazypizzaguy gibberish

  • rae
    rae  2 days back

    everything is wrong.
    that operating system is based on ubuntu, which is a shit distro.
    that desktop environment is bloated garbage.
    the price is INCREDIBLY high.

    • Моргана Ле Фай

      Please Sir sorry for nobbie question, I installed pop os on hp probook 6475b it has amd dual core AMD A6-4400M and 8 Gb ram is it ok to install it on it or it heavy on this laptop because it's dual core, I disabled animations from gnome tweaks thanks

      • coleslaw
        coleslaw  1 weeks back

        This is gonna inspire me to keep tinkering with the shit laptop I installed Linux on again :) thanks Linus

        • rimil murmu
          rimil murmu  1 weeks back

          just moved to pop-os

          • maybe real
            maybe real  1 weeks back

            The games fell behind, hah, ha, hahahaha

            • Christian Golden
              Christian Golden  1 weeks back

              9:41 linus says woof. UWU

              • Not Needed
                Not Needed  1 weeks back

                Its all about that wood

                • Chris Warren-Smith
                  Chris Warren-Smith  2 weeks back

                  What the hell are you talking about dude, as a linux user i haven't bothered compiling a kernel since the 90s

                  • JMiskovsky
                    JMiskovsky  2 weeks back

                    They should offer ARM, Risc V or Power processors doe to Backdoors on x86-64.

                    • Hasan Iqbal
                      Hasan Iqbal  2 weeks back

                      yo I really want to switch to Linux cuz I'm dun with windows but Linux doesn't have everything like windows and it takes a bit more effort to make it work and you lose some performance

                      • Tim Seguine
                        Tim Seguine  2 weeks back

                        I know it isn't a typical use case for most, but when it comes to developer tools, you actually normally have to compile more things yourself on windows than on linux. The package managers on most distributions are dead simple: you type the name of the software you want and boom it is installed and ready to use. TBH the biggest problem I have with linux desktops nowadays is that they try too hard to take the "apple" route of "we know what's best for you". I use windows at home but linux at work, because in my opinion that's what they're both best for(With the exception that LibreOffice is kind of junk).

                        • Kelly Masuda
                          Kelly Masuda  2 weeks back

                          BTW, i have z270 and x399 e gaming mobo. You can patch the kernel and OpenAuraSDK to get the RGB and and OpenAura (a python program) to get addressable RGBs working. I believe the openaura RGB python program had support for thermaltake USB and corsair devices.

                          • Kelly Masuda
                            Kelly Masuda  2 weeks back

                            POP OS is what ive been using for my professional environment. I love it.

                            • J.B Locke
                              J.B Locke  2 weeks back

                              Woodgrain LGR would be proud

                              • Leadius USA
                                Leadius USA  2 weeks back

                                It is OK. Not great or bad... I would build from teh ground up myself.

                                • dpcdpc11
                                  dpcdpc11  2 weeks back

                                  Sweet hardware deserves nice looking software as well. So why not customize it properly using an awesome Windows Theme and a matching wallpaper? If you feel inspired check out deviantart.com for such great resources like https://www.deviantart.com/dpcdpc11
                                  Enjoy your new hardware in great style!

                                  • impact0r
                                    impact0r  3 weeks back

                                    "... bring Linux to folks who can't be bothered to compile their kernel and hunt down repos"?
                                    Check your calendar - it's no longer 1995.

                                    • Rob Ch.
                                      Rob Ch.  3 weeks back

                                      As a Linux enthusiast I will buy this pc, not because I can’t build one for my own but Linux is a philosophy, helping a new company of entrepreneurs that care for our community is really awesome and you requiere a lot of guts to do it, so I’m in with this project, tho I use Manjaro

                                      • Ditao
                                        Ditao  3 weeks back

                                        How did you fix the hi dpi scaling? I've been having it bad on Manjaro on my laptop for 4k

                                        • gilkesisking
                                          gilkesisking  3 weeks back

                                          because he's using PopOS not Manjaro.

                                      • J B
                                        J B  3 weeks back

                                        Linux doesn't require you to compile anything, add obscure repos (repos are what the App store and Play store are, you generally don't need more, like how most people don't use F-Droid), and a common use of it is to repurpose a computer for a grandma or kid. My nephew loves his Linux laptop.

                                        Now try and get a "normie" to install Windows, hunt down drivers, etc.

                                        A reason Linux is so liked, one of many, is that if there's a problem, you CAN get down and dirty and fix it, usually very easily. Windows and Mac might not let you do something easily, and it's at least as complex and requires looking around on websites to learn the difficult, obscure commands and tools. Things break or don't work out of the box all the time, but when things work on Linux they kinda stay working. We can't even talk about out of the box customisation, Linux blows Windows out of the water, and even if you add third party tools (and disable the telemetry) it stays blown away.

                                        Linux is good. I use it as my daily driver, Windows is mostly only ever needed when work specifically chooses to use a sh*tty Microsoft application they don't need to. Or for gaming sometimes, and not everyone is an avid gamer. Don't be a victim of the baby duck syndrome. :D

                                        • quarkie
                                          quarkie  3 weeks back

                                          I think the subliminal background might be a seizure hazard for some folks.

                                          • Robert Tanksley
                                            Robert Tanksley  3 weeks back

                                            This is is just Lindows all over again.

                                            • arcticblue2
                                              arcticblue2  3 weeks back

                                              The biggest problem is Gnome. The Gnome devs start working on a longstanding issue, such as application names being cut short in the app grid, but never finish and move on to a new shiny thing. The dev that was last working on the app grid issue stopped and is not working on GTK 4 stuff. The Gnome devs also keep trying to re-invent things under the hood and strip out features in the process like transparent terminal windows or sorting options in Nautilus. The constant refactoring of under-the-hood things in Gnome holds them back from improving the user experience and addressing very, very old bugs. Gnome 4 will be out before issues that have existed since the early days of Gnome 3 will be fixed.

                                              • Shelby Shum
                                                Shelby Shum  3 weeks back

                                                A lot of laptops used to have a bunch of driver compatibility issues with linux back then. System76 just guarantees compatibility. It's not so much of an issue anymore.

                                                • Shantanu Sharma
                                                  Shantanu Sharma  3 weeks back

                                                  I want to buy their laptop. I am very confused between Oryx Pro and Adder Ws. Please review these.

                                                  • Chuckles
                                                    Chuckles  3 weeks back

                                                    Hearing Linus casually say °normies° was oddly cursed for me lmao

                                                    • The Void Consumes
                                                      The Void Consumes  4 weeks back

                                                      System 76?
                                                      does it play Fallout 76?

                                                      • LSD Pepe
                                                        LSD Pepe  4 weeks back

                                                        Pop os master race

                                                        • Lawrence D’Oliveiro
                                                          Lawrence D’Oliveiro  4 weeks back

                                                          9:09 Also worth mentioning that they’ve disabled the Intel Management Engine.

                                                          • Lawrence D’Oliveiro
                                                            Lawrence D’Oliveiro  4 weeks back

                                                            7:19 Linux idle is more idle than Windows idle. No big surprise there ...

                                                            • jbfeelings Drinumist
                                                              jbfeelings Drinumist  4 weeks back

                                                              SOUNDS GREAT AS LONG AS ITS VALUES STAY THE SAME AS IT GROWS!

                                                              • Lawrence D’Oliveiro
                                                                Lawrence D’Oliveiro  4 weeks back

                                                                5:37 ... or maybe the Greek word for “nipple” ...

                                                                • Lazy Ox
                                                                  Lazy Ox  3 weeks back

                                                                  Not really, there's not such a Greek word thelio the closed one is thilia which means hoop

                                                              • Lawrence D’Oliveiro
                                                                Lawrence D’Oliveiro  4 weeks back

                                                                4:46 Tools used by a lot of YouTubers *are* available on Linux, and usually run better there.

                                                                What do they say about “disruptive technologies” ... ?

                                                                • Berserkasaurus Rex
                                                                  Berserkasaurus Rex  4 weeks back

                                                                  Who the hell thought "flickering tv" was a good backdrop idea? I've got a damn migraine now.

                                                                  • Gage Stewart
                                                                    Gage Stewart  4 weeks back

                                                                    My favorite part is when he says the pc could be made 1000 dollars cheaper woof...

                                                                    • loqk loqkson
                                                                      loqk loqkson  4 weeks back

                                                                      I was just recommending this video to my friends when I realised the flashing screen behind the product from about 5:30 would take out my friend with epilepsy. I do see that it appears to be from the original product advertising, it's just that they can't watch this.

                                                                      • Scammer Smackdown
                                                                        Scammer Smackdown  1 months back

                                                                        KDE does good at the shopping store as well

                                                                        • Prime Royal
                                                                          Prime Royal  1 months back

                                                                          I think it is more workstation than a gaming rig.Similar to iMac Pro.

                                                                          • Chris CSS
                                                                            Chris CSS  1 months back

                                                                            Install Windows 10 on System76 Thelio, Please

                                                                            • Blue Square
                                                                              Blue Square  1 months back

                                                                              Real men run gentoo on a ti83 calculator.

                                                                              • SDSW TV
                                                                                SDSW TV  1 months back

                                                                                Linu(x)s Tech Tips

                                                                                • Alexander Misch
                                                                                  Alexander Misch  1 months back

                                                                                  I have one with a Ryzen 9 12 core AMD processor. I dislike the default Pop OS desktop environment immensely. It's too much like a tablet, which does not make sense when you have a desktop. This is also my major complaint of Ubuntu though.

                                                                                  I have had no problems with sound though. I regularly build OS's on it and have 100% load on all threads with no sound at all.

                                                                                  • who8myfish
                                                                                    who8myfish  1 months back

                                                                                    Gaming is THE ONLY THING keeping Microsoft alive. Nobody likes windows but everyone likes at least one video game they CANT play on the objectively superior Linux.

                                                                                    • HappyTrix
                                                                                      HappyTrix  1 months back

                                                                                      My mans said Normies

                                                                                      • Byron Joel
                                                                                        Byron Joel  1 months back

                                                                                        What is 'UBANTU'?

                                                                                        • Lincoln Sand
                                                                                          Lincoln Sand  1 months back

                                                                                          Linus is still pretty clueless about linux

                                                                                          • Tigran Tovmasyan
                                                                                            Tigran Tovmasyan  1 months back

                                                                                            Tbh, I've used Pop!_OS to revive my laptop and it's just awesome and easy!