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   6 months back

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

    • C P
      C P  5 months back


    • Kian Moore
      Kian Moore  5 months back

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

    • midnightwolf
      midnightwolf  5 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

  • Dinka Boutit
    Dinka Boutit  12 hours back

    "So, what do you get for that extra $1,000?"
    Act now and we'll throw in this coupon for 30% off a new wine glass to sniff farts out of!!
    !!BEWARE LINUX USER!! Linux has gotten _trendy_ now. I wish this was going to be a good thing for the community, but, as this product illustrates, all I see so far is a bunch of Mactards coming to "curate my user experience", and they can fuck right off. Linux people do not pay $1,000 for visual appeal. Linux people pretend that they don't know why your mom's two year old laptop is booting to a blue screen, so that they can buy it "for parts", and install Arch on it.

    • Arkaprabha Chakraborty
      Arkaprabha Chakraborty  15 hours back

      Let's be clear, people who don't use a computer as a "computer" don't even know about Linux, so how will buy these PCs. I think a better marketing attempt will put Linux on the front page. We really need the industry to know how viable Linux is as an OS.

      • Eduardo
        Eduardo  16 hours back

        Gnome is crap

        • Pepper Adobo
          Pepper Adobo  2 days back

          I might get a Linux Thelio for making Blender animations. I'll use my Mac for 2D animation.

          • Sudip Chatterjee
            Sudip Chatterjee  3 days back

            Wait for a while for that open-source hardware. RISC-V is making big waves! The landscape of hardware will be turned upside down completely after RISC-V architecture gains traction.
            For an Indian like me, the only downside of System76 is their unavailability in this country. They can ship to our big neighbor; what's wrong in shipping to us??!! Aside from that, there is really nothing to complain about System76 machines. They are superbly crafted and capable machines. The high price tag is due to its niche customer base. As Linux grows in the consumer computing market, the prices will definitely go down due to the scaling up of the shipments and related profits.

            • Jake Hillion
              Jake Hillion  4 days back

              Pop was my first full time Linux. I've since moved on, but it was great.

              • Kristofher Muñoz Rojas

                Been using Pop! for a year from Ubuntu and never looked back. Nowadays you install Ubuntu and it comes with shitty stuff on the home bar (i.e.: Amazon launcher) and that looks so much how Windows comes with shitware it's scary.

                • Florida Vacation
                  Florida Vacation  6 days back

                  This guy is one of those vlogers that when I hear his name I immediately remember his commercials, they are like in every video and he puts so much attention to them. He really tries hard to make that dollar), damn he even outs two commercials in one video plus he is advertising razer and shaving cream in video baout Linux , carl!

                  • Rapty Axa
                    Rapty Axa  1 weeks back

                    ...doesn't SEAL but CONCEALS.

                    I'm so mad!

                    • Rytis Liaučys
                      Rytis Liaučys  1 weeks back

                      To this day, PopOS is my go to distro. Everything on it just works.

                      • john savage
                        john savage  1 weeks back

                        Linux hasn't yet made it an easy to use OS with support. There are tons of Linux OS, but they don't appeal to everyone easily.

                        • Rajarshi Bandopadhyay
                          Rajarshi Bandopadhyay  2 weeks back

                          The way it looks to me, System76 is a hardware company which wanted to go the Apple way, but instead of having to build their OS from scratch as Apple did, they simply tweaked and forked till they got themselves their own Distro.

                          • keb botnet
                            keb botnet  2 weeks back

                            even Linus doesn't use his own freaking OS he created!!! lincucks BTFO!!!!

                            • Fake Name
                              Fake Name  2 weeks back

                              TFW you buy a Mac and it comes with a Linux Distro on it instead of OS X. My feeling is it would be similar to buying a mac for the "Normie" user, expensive and a learning curve that might be more than they'd want to deal with. That said as a Linux user the idea of having support more to the level are what apple offers (when you don't break their mother board you thought was yours) on a linux distro would be nice. sudo apt-get install Better Support <3

                              • Fubar AlAkbar
                                Fubar AlAkbar  2 weeks back

                                Since 1989, there have been exactly three American companies that have created their own personal computers AND their own operating systems for them: Apple, Google, and System 76.
                                Let that sink in.

                                • Conrad Jones
                                  Conrad Jones  2 weeks back

                                  You need more time to keep windows running than linux

                                  • M D
                                    M D  2 weeks back

                                    I like it very much - just price... ;/

                                    • Putty
                                      Putty  2 weeks back

                                      Linus knows absolutely nothing about Linux and I find it hilarious.

                                      • Zen Annies
                                        Zen Annies  2 weeks back

                                        I really wish System76 sold the cases empty with more motherboard compatible back-plates, I love the design style but have no need of a complete built system

                                        • furriephillips
                                          furriephillips  2 weeks back

                                          I’m currently using POP!_OS on my primary workstation at home, but I’ve switched my Desktop Environment from the very polished (& I find, overly restrictive) Gnome, to XFCE & have set up loads of useful application buttons in the top panel, and am revelling in the UI/UX speed & usability improvements.

                                          • furriephillips
                                            furriephillips  2 weeks back

                                            You don’t have to compile your own kernel or hunt for repos! You just create a boot USB & install from the live OS, after deciding it’s for you.

                                            • Fubar AlAkbar
                                              Fubar AlAkbar  2 weeks back

                                              Maybe the only distro he has ever used is Gentoo?

                                          • SpicyPotato
                                            SpicyPotato  2 weeks back

                                            Things like compiling kernels, using the terminal to do anything are things of the past. Distros like Mint, PopOS, Zorin OS and so many others have a "normal" desktop that look similar to either Windows or Mac OS. You just click and drag like you would on the PC you have now. You can make your desktop look like anything you want. And You don't need to spend any money to try / use Linux. Take a laptop or PC you don't use much anymore, download an ISO from the distro you want to try out, make a bootable USB drive from it (it is very easy to do BTW), plug it into the device you want to try it on and and run it from the USB even before you install it. In short, anyone can download and use Linux. If you can go from a Windows machine to a Mac, you can go from a PC (or Mac) to Linux just as easy.

                                            • DJSnackcakes Gaming
                                              DJSnackcakes Gaming  3 weeks back

                                              Did linus just praise a linux system at 10:36 ?

                                              • Colgate Master
                                                Colgate Master  3 weeks back

                                                The small one looks like a less ugly 280x.

                                                • IdealIdeas100
                                                  IdealIdeas100  3 weeks back

                                                  Wood grain you say? I know a certain lazy game reviewer that might enjoy the case.

                                                  • Rob Ashby
                                                    Rob Ashby  3 weeks back

                                                    did you use any lights when you shot the b roll? would have been nice to see what you were talking about instead of just a dark box on a bright background.

                                                    • Shawn Barry
                                                      Shawn Barry  3 weeks back

                                                      You lost me at Linux.

                                                      • Matheus Enrique
                                                        Matheus Enrique  3 weeks back

                                                        You don't need to compile your own kernel or "hunt" repos, in most cases you can just:
                                                        1- Install the ISO of your chosen linux distro.
                                                        2- Flash it in a USB stick.
                                                        3- Boot the computer by the USB stick.
                                                        4-Install the distro.
                                                        5- Have a nice day.

                                                        • SuperWolfkin
                                                          SuperWolfkin  2 weeks back

                                                          It's pretty obvious he was being facetious at that point. Not literal. He was describing the hangups some people might have with Linux so it even make sense to go into outdated stereotypes that point

                                                        • BlackWorm
                                                          BlackWorm  3 weeks back

                                                          Get jokes, dude.

                                                      • Nam Vu
                                                        Nam Vu  3 weeks back

                                                        I wonder if Linus actually knows what he's talking about or if somebody is helping him with the info lol

                                                      • yelbuck
                                                        yelbuck  3 weeks back

                                                        The attempt at a 'retro' background to complement the system aesthetic was absolutely ATROCIOUS!!!! Whoever's responsible needs a slapping... with a rotten mackerel.

                                                        • Mik Moen
                                                          Mik Moen  3 weeks back

                                                          Ugly design. Weird box shape and i hate dark wood.

                                                          • BlackWorm
                                                            BlackWorm  3 weeks back

                                                            You can choose between dark wood and light aluminum.

                                                        • Wendell Banks
                                                          Wendell Banks  4 weeks back

                                                          I am a fan of System 76. I used Pop OS 19.10 to use on my new PC I built myself. Mine is a Ryzen 5 3600 with X570 mb. The install was very easy. I am dual booting Windows 10. I am trying to get away from Windows. I also liked the fact that they have a separate ISO for Nvida. I have a GTX 1660 and my card was all set upon Install. Also I have a USB audio interface that was already detected upon install. I did not have to fight and disable other drivers. And my interface has not lost connection or switched drivers like Windows often does.

                                                          • Marco Griep
                                                            Marco Griep  4 weeks back

                                                            Its not about "installing" linux.. Its because of the support, especially for drivers

                                                            • AduDOMBA ABLE
                                                              AduDOMBA ABLE  4 weeks back

                                                              fuck that, I use pirated Windows

                                                              • 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

                                                                • Vrihaspati Tiwari
                                                                  Vrihaspati Tiwari  3 weeks back

                                                                  Hey dude, It will not be very heavy, but it is also not very good for your laptop. Go with anything kde(e.g. kde manjaro, kubuntu, kde neon, fedora kde), mate or xfce. Happy linuxing.

                                                              • coleslaw
                                                                coleslaw  1 months 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 months back

                                                                  just moved to pop-os

                                                                  • maybe real
                                                                    maybe real  1 months back

                                                                    The games fell behind, hah, ha, hahahaha

                                                                    • Christian Golden
                                                                      Christian Golden  1 months back

                                                                      9:41 linus says woof. UWU

                                                                      • Not Needed
                                                                        Not Needed  1 months back

                                                                        Its all about that wood

                                                                        • Chris Warren-Smith
                                                                          Chris Warren-Smith  1 months 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  1 months back

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

                                                                            • Hasan Iqbal
                                                                              Hasan Iqbal  1 months 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  1 months 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  1 months 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  1 months back

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

                                                                                    • J.B Locke
                                                                                      J.B Locke  1 months back

                                                                                      Woodgrain LGR would be proud