Article from Issue 238/2020

In the news: Purism Launches a Mini PC; openSUSE Leap 15.2 Adds AI and Machine Learning; Google's Nearby Sharing Could Work with Linux; System76 Launches Ryzen-Powered Laptop; Fedora 33 Desktop Defaults to Btrfs; and SUSE Acquires Rancher Labs.

Purism Launches the Librem Mini

For anyone looking to deploy small form factor PCs and wanting them powered by Linux, Purism might have what you're looking for. The Librem Mini ( is a tiny device that packs plenty of features. The form factor is smaller than a Mac Mini, bigger than a Raspberry Pi, and includes everything you need to work with Linux.

The specs for the device are: CPU – Quad-Core i7 (Whiskey Lake) with 4 cores, 8 threads, and up to 4.6GHz; RAM – Up to 64GB; Storage – 250GB SATA M.2; Graphics – Intel UHD 620; and Networking – Gigabit ethernet (with optional WiFi).

On the front of the device you'll find a power button, a headphone jack, and 4 USB 3.0 ports. On the back of the device, you'll find a standard ethernet jack, two USB 2.0 ports, one USB-C port, a 4K HDMI 2.0 port, and a Display port.


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