The #System76 Lemur Pro is almost identical in shape and size to my old Thinkpad X1 Carbon. It will fit perfectly in my smaller backpack 👍
There is only one USB-C port, and both the USB-A ports are blue, so they should be at least USB 3.0, and likely 3.2. #System76
Yes, USB 3.2, but which generation? 🤓
From the tech specs of the #System76 Lemur Pro, I learn that I have one USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 port and one USB-A 3.2 Gen 1... but since they're both blue, I can't tell which one is the bestest. 🤔
To be clear, there is little Ststem76 could have done: the situation with USB connectors, cables and names has become super confusing, and the USB Industrial Forum is primarily to be blamed for this mess.
After dealing with the important question of USB versions, it's time for beers with teammates 🍻
At the pub, we power up the new machine and it boots straight into #PopOS!
To prove that we're running a legit #Linux distro, my coworkers quickly install the ascii-art demos aafire and cmatrix.
A very compact 65W AC adapter is included, albeit not USB-C (whyyyyy?)
The Lemur Pro can also charge via USB-C, but I'd have to check if it's equally fast. When traveling, I want to take with me a single USB-C charger for all my devices. #System76
But I hit the first UX glitch: I mistyped the Wi-Fi password, and there's no way to retype it.
So I bypass the setup interface and connected manually from the Settings panel, but the Initial Setup app won't notice it. So I have to Skip... 😕
I open the #GNOME Settings app, and immediately notice a new entry: OS Upgrade & Recovery. Is this also present on a vanilla Ubuntu 22.04? I don't think so...
Anyway, there's already a pending update for the system recovery partition. Good, let's do it!
Now I'm curious to see how the
#PopOS recovery process works... Nice touch.
@[email protected] the only disapointment I have with my Lemur Pro is the speakers, but other than that I love it :)
@Maryam Ah, my bad: the Lemur Pro is actually 14".
@codewiz Original names look good. And if they didn't want to link version number to speed, could have done USB 3.2-20G etc.
@codewiz My first laptop from System76 was the Oryx Pro. Now I have the Pangolin. I have been very pleased with both.
The Pop shop is not based on GNOME Software AFAIK, it's based on ElementaryOS's AppCenter. That may be why, I don't know if EOS's AppCenter has those warnings.
@codewiz You can pick some for this photo.
@veer66 lol 😃
There's a special place in hell for device vendors that don't do standard USB-C charging.
@codewiz I normally ask directly if they support screen, charging and all that one by one because 3.1 vs 3.2 gen 1, gen 2 and all that is misleading.
@codewiz When I first looked at them it appeared they were just selling branded white label laptops, so I passed. Sounds like it may be time to take another look. Does the laptop come with LibreBoot?
@freakazoid They use coreboot and Open EC:
Here's the top-level repo with instructions to build and flash:
I'll try this soon, before moving my system to the new laptop.
@codewiz I went to the System76 site to check out the 12" model but couldn't find it. I will call you out next time. :)
@codewiz System76 Open Firmware with coreboot 🥰
With QubesOS makes this a perfect privacy minded laptop (I have no idea about pop!_os)😜
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