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The Librem 5 impacts Linux desktops makeuseof.com/tag/librem-5-pho

1. Adaptive GNOME Apps
2. Desktop-Compatible Mobile Apps
3. Improvements to Upstream Projects
4. More Options for Private Communications
5. Hardware Kill Switches

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On "Adaptive GNOME apps", also see the nice GUADEC talk by Purism's Tobias Bernard
puri.sm/posts/purism-at-guadec

@purism will we really be able to plug it into a monitor and use it as a regular desktop?

@greebus yes we have put a lot of effort into developing an app ecosystem that works on both mobile and desktop. You also have access to the entire repository of ARM Debian libraries and apps.

@purism My question is: Why is it that I cannot boot to one of your ISO images? It seems that it never works. I've tried on my desktop with a 2nd Gen i5 with no results and I've also tried in a VM through Virtualbox AND VMWare. What gives?

@archibaldj @purism what operating system do you use? :) I have an i5 2500k which doesn't seem to have a problem running the librem 5's qemu image under gnome-boxes. might be worth a try ;)

@vancha @purism thanks for the advice :) I'll give it a go here soon. Switched desktops recently but I'll give a vbox vm a try

@archibaldj @purism alright good luck, If it doesn't work out, instead of the iso try the latest librem 5 qcow image, and just open that with gnome boxes. I tried it on a couple of other pc's in the meantime and it hasn't failed yet ^^

@archibaldj @purism If you want to install it directly on your machine ou may need to enable legacy boot in your BIOS? Maybe secure boot is the issue or secure boot keys that block certain OSes from booting. Check in BIOS...

@purism What version of Gnome will these adaptive apps start showing up in?

@purism - when is the phone be ready for use with UK SIM cards? Is the price going to decrease?

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