Pinebook Pro, the $199 Linux Laptop, Gets Keyboard & Bluetooth Spec Bumps

Another option for Linux Laptops . . at this price point ($199), it’s a reasonable machine.

Longer battery life, plus IPS display make it useable.  Latest wifi, bluetooth & mag-alloy body are other pluses.  On a Windows machine, 4 GiB ram is meager, but not on Linux (Ubuntu “Mate” only takes 1/2 GiB ram . . . ).

One downside is the 64 GiB eMMC storage memory . . but again that’s plenty for  the base OS and common required programs (LibreOffice, Firefox,  etc.)

If my little Acer Travelmate laptop gives up the ghost in the next year or so, this would make a good replacement for OTC needs.

OMG Ubuntu! blog on PineBook Pro

What’s a Portable App & Why Does it Matter? . . .

Interesting article for Windows & Linux users alike.   Each Operating System has “Portable Apps” which have several differences when compared to standard “Installed Apps” . . . so see the write up at HTG’s website for details – including pros & cons.

OTG article re Portable Apps

The End of App Stores is Rapidly Approaching . . . . (?)

Interesting article in the link below.   The premise is that a newer type of webapp is coming to the fore . . PWA’s (Progressive Web Apps).

At this time, I’m somewhat skeptical that App Stores can be replaced that easily.   It’s more likely there will be a hybrid combo of methods to install and manage apps.

End of Apps Stores?