A REALLY Weird PC… - System76 Thelio Review

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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 TipsLinus Tech TipsAylar önce
    • Do a review on SuperTuxKart. Just so you can be confused

      Kian MooreKian Moore4 gün önce
    • Still not big enough to replace my old Targus built for 2 very thick laptops, and tons of accessories.

      midnightwolfmidnightwolf15 gün önce
    • @lazypizzaguy gibberish

      alysdexiaalysdexia20 gün önce
    • @alysdexia is the pricing actually that tilted in Apple's favor?

      pxcpxc28 gün önce
  • System 76 are great, but I'd wipe the entire drives and replace POP with a better linux OS myself.

    D CobbD CobbSaatler önce
  • I just ordered a new Dell Laptop with Windows 10. I wanted a System 76 but could not afford one of their systems. They are sleek and beautiful. And ready to go with linux installed. No muss, no fuss. But, I am looking forward to wiping out the Windows 10 and installing linux mint when it arrives. That will be very satisfying. After support for Windows 7 goes away, Microsoft Windows will no longer reside in my home on any of my pc's...

    Jeffrey AllenJeffrey Allen2 gün önce
    • @gilkesisking I had heard just exactly that. So I went to the Dell web site and looked at the laptops. The only options for OS were Windows 10 and Chrome. I could have called but didn't.

      Jeffrey AllenJeffrey Allen3 saatler önce
    • You do realise that Dell sell Linux Laptops? and if you pick up a new release quickly they're usually about 100 cheaper because no Windows Tax... overpaid to support Miscroshite. ( You can now also buy Thinkpads with Linux along with a few other brands )

      gilkesiskinggilkesisking10 saatler önce
    • @Gabriel Lesta I'm familiar with Mint and have run it on my old laptop without difficulty. Never looked into Pop!_os.

      Jeffrey AllenJeffrey AllenGün önce
    • Why Linux mint and not Pop!_OS?

      Gabriel LestaGabriel LestaGün önce
  • Does it come with a duffel bag?

    I CI C2 gün önce
  • Very good review. Shows good and needs improvement areas.

    Maggie MMaggie M3 gün önce
  • "Compile your own kernel"? "Hunt down repos"? Jesus tapdancing christ what year is it?? If you think you still have to compile your own kernel for any ubuntu based distro, then please stop making videos about Linux. You're obviously not prepared for it. To my knowledge, Gentoo is the only distro where you have to do this. This misinformation is exactly why so many windows users have the completely wrong idea about Linux. Please stop spreading 2004 Linux memes. You're only creating more work for us to undo.

    techmouse1101techmouse11013 gün önce
    • @BlackBallBouncer Okay first, IF it's a joke, then why do so many people treat it like it's a fact? Do you know how often I tell random people, "No, you don't have to compile your own kernel. No, you don't have to compile all of the software from scratch. No, Linux isn't an illegal OS." If it's a joke, then all of the people who tell the joke don't get the joke themselves. Second, he's obviously not joking. At 2:05 he says he doesn't use Linux. There's no way to misinterpret that. At 2:22, he puts a white censor box over his username and mountable file systems and a brown box at the top to hide his username again. He is obviously new to Linux, doesn't understand it's security, and doesn't know if it's safe to show his username to the public. Unless his username was something offensive, this was clearly just paranoia about something he doesn't understand. At 2:35 he mispronounces Ubuntu. He also acts like the concept behind PopShop is something new to Linux. It's not. We've had driver managers and software centers for over a decade now. Where do you think apple and google got the idea from? At 4:40 he says video editing isn't very good right now for Linux. He says this because he doesn't yet understand Linux software and how you don't have to become attached to one specific tool. He was also comparing ports of consumer video editors and he doesn't know about Linux's own video editing tools and libraries windows users would never know about. And they're extremely powerful. I wrote a program myself with them that trimmed a 12 hour video clip down to 9 hours, in under 10 seconds. This is unthinkable on windows. His general approach to and a lot of what he was saying about Linux resonates as someone who hasn't even begun to shake off all of the bad habits windows teaches. He may know a lot about a great many number of topics, but Linux isn't one of them and he shouldn't be making Linux videos until he learns more about it first.

      techmouse1101techmouse110120 saatler önce
    • Calm down, it's just a meme. I personally just setup a Pop!_Os dual boot with my windows the other day, and am loving it so far. Was extremely easy. I think he was just saying it as a joke

      BlackBallBouncerBlackBallBouncerGün önce
  • You had me at us made

    Sarah LanierSarah Lanier4 gün önce
  • Huh. So, as the design is OS, there is nothing stopping anyone from creating a 3d-printable base that the computer can sit on which incorporates a filter and noise suppression of some sort. Neat!

    Keith OlsonKeith Olson4 gün önce
  • Watching on the 19in system 76 laptop XD

    MacroWaveDudeMacroWaveDude5 gün önce
  • Great video! Love what system76 is doing

    Dave SnigierDave Snigier5 gün önce
  • Where the hell have you been for the last 20 years. There have been Linux Vendors making prebuild and installed desktop and laptop Linux systems for a long time, and including support contracts for those systems. What are you on about? I have purchased Linux systems for some of my customers as fare 18 years ago.

    Michael CloutierMichael Cloutier5 gün önce
  • I love that case... if i could hackintosh it, it would be the ultimate computer.

    blizzardjesusblizzardjesus5 gün önce
    • Well, okay, though I'd prefer just keeping Pop!_OS on the machine since it's a superior choice compared to Windows and MacOS

      JackRedstoniaJackRedstonia5 gün önce
    • because i hate windows and linux...

      blizzardjesusblizzardjesus5 gün önce
    • Why would you use something as locked down as MacOS?

      JackRedstoniaJackRedstonia5 gün önce
  • Didn’t Linus code Linux.

    Anonymous Linux NerdAnonymous Linux Nerd5 gün önce
  • I use PopOS as my second partition. Love it so far.

    nooboobtoobnooboobtoob6 gün önce
  • There is a lot of dislikes about the 'seizure inducing' B-Roll footage. I think the concept of it was simple and brilliant, it was aesthetically great. Probably just needed a little less strobe type footage.

    carringbushpetcarringbushpet7 gün önce
  • Listening to you speak about Linux in the 1st few minutes you can definitely tell you are not familiar with anything Linux from the last 3+ years. I cringed when you start talking about having to compile kernels or finding the necessary repos.

    xaGexaGe7 gün önce
    • I agree. These days Linux will install and run just as simply and reliably for most users as either Windows of MacOS. The most likely fail case would be wifi cards, arising from selecting one of those distros that requires you to add a repo for "non-free" drivers. Even a small amount of research should help you avoid this problem. Since Windows users sometimes have to spend a lot of time finding and installing drivers, it' would be disingenuous to suggest that's a "Linux problem".

      Wsdag SaesrgtWsdag Saesrgt6 gün önce
  • The ultimate Hipster Compy!!!! its nostalgic looking free open source os bra and its expencive..social signal for both hey im frugal look i use a free os but paid the same or more for a shillputer.

    homelessEhhomelessEh7 gün önce
  • pop os has me sold i refuse to Pay for winblows 10 .. once 7 becomes Deader then vista.. its pop os by then it will be super mature and fully fleshed out by then.

    homelessEhhomelessEh7 gün önce
  • I always thought Linus was for Linux

    Zi&DZi&D7 gün önce
  • Rossmann quote: Dont Delay, Buy Today

    DaveDave7 gün önce
  • bullshit content

    Sai NaiSai Nai7 gün önce
  • "Normals" manufacturers should use Linux in their products as well, Linux has a lot of preconception, it is much better than the normal user ever thought

    Daniel RiosDaniel Rios7 gün önce
  • {interviewing the thelio parts and quality chart} ....thats a ali express button .

    nopenope7 gün önce
  • Theleos is Greek for perfect

    George BGeorge B7 gün önce
  • this pc company is for people that have fuck you money lmao

    LittletweeterLittletweeter7 gün önce
  • *LGR signal appears in the sky*

    Nick SloukaNick Slouka7 gün önce
  • Did you guys call there support?

    Christopher CouncilChristopher Council7 gün önce
  • had to stop halfway the video because my eyes started hurting from the footage ._.

    LanngreenLanngreen7 gün önce
  • Roses are red Violets are blue Help me I deleted system32

    Mikael KiviniemiMikael Kiviniemi7 gün önce
  • I think you put the wrong sponsor link in the bio. I'm actually interested in those laptop bags, but Dollar Shave Club is listed.

    skillzorz101skillzorz1017 gün önce
  • A couple years ago I was at my grandma's house to use her printer and I got on her PC and it had Linux on it. I couldn't figure out how to navigate it so my grandma had to teach me how to use Linux...

    ChrashChrash7 gün önce
    • your grandma is a proud woman

      HexalityHexality4 gün önce
  • "No motherboard upgrade", but can the BIOS be upgraded to use Ryzen 3? If yes, could probably pop a 3900X in and upgrade the perf a lot?

    sinni800sinni8008 gün önce
  • Sorry, System76 is too expensive.

    Diego LindeDiego Linde8 gün önce
  • I didn't like the website either for the same reasons Linus mentioned. Linus shows his ignorance of Linux, when he talks about it, like the way software is loaded, which is pretty standard now. 2:35 It runs faster and leaner than Windoze, who likes to look over your shoulder.

    Leslie SavegeLeslie Savege10 gün önce
  • I bought a thelio and its very stylish very powerful and DESIGNED to run Linux 0 compatibility issues. Yes i could have built my own, then you are stuck with individual parts that you need to rma if something goes wrong AND may not be compatible with Linux. You see, Ive been running Linux for 3 yrs and will NOT go back to windows........EVER! Hell, windows will not even install on this machine at all. Trust me Ive tried multiple ways and times! IMO it's money well spent!

    peabodypeabody11 gün önce
  • I don't like that 76!

    ForceForce11 gün önce
  • I installed POP on my dell XPS 12. Since POP OS have enforced the disc encryption most of the time when i start my computer it just sits on auth page without response. When i install ubuntu i have choice to not encrypt my disc.

    Vaijanath MadugolkarVaijanath Madugolkar11 gün önce
    • @Vaijanath Madugolkar :) yeah cool, but you probably want to make yourself one anyway for security. sudo passwd username Just to be on the safe side.

      gilkesiskinggilkesisking10 gün önce
    • gilkesisking I just tried installing solution is simply " Simply select to not set a password, and you don't have encryption"

      Vaijanath MadugolkarVaijanath Madugolkar10 gün önce
    • Disc encryption is done by default during the PopOS install. Its not "enforced", if you don't want that ( say you're a storing game files on the same disk ) then you can select the advanced install option and set it up how you want, with or without encryption.

      gilkesiskinggilkesisking10 gün önce
  • Linus, you should watch destinationlinux.org, and then join the program once. These guys will make you much wiser on the posibilities using Linux OS.

    Jan EnemarkJan Enemark11 gün önce
  • the 80's background interference is more annoying than the review! I literally can not watch this because of it!

    Snypa007Snypa00717 gün önce
  • You don't need to compile a kernel to install linux, Not everything is gentoo. Jeez linux is super easy to install, learn, and use.

    Defunct LizardDefunct Lizard20 gün önce
  • Expensive done right

    Clovet MusicClovet Music21 gün önce
  • Proprietary case with open source software thats been unpopular for decades?

    LindsayLindsay22 gün önce
  • They are awesome bit expensive.

    Vinicio CoelhoVinicio Coelho23 gün önce
  • It's imperative to mention Lutris as well as Proton.

    Generic EricGeneric Eric23 gün önce
  • I know System 76 has to make money but their mark-up on hardware is unacceptably high. They charge RTX 2080 price for a 2070. Come on now. Sell the cards at cost at least.

    Eli SantanaEli Santana23 gün önce
  • OMG, this song is from a game or sounds super similar to one! It's on the tip of my brain... uggghh .. I can't even hear what Linus is saying anymore. This.. is killing me

    Kagyu BreighKagyu Breigh23 gün önce
  • Let me introduce your IO to my Dremel.

    bean stalkerbean stalker24 gün önce
  • When are you going to bring back 16:9 videos?

    Captain ComradeCaptain Comrade24 gün önce
  • I love seeing people building a machine like this, great review linus

    greg robertsgreg roberts24 gün önce
  • Better than a cheese grater

    Anil GulatiAnil Gulati25 gün önce
    • Yeah

      Techboy235 FK8Techboy235 FK823 gün önce
  • I'm watching this on Pop OS 19.04 on my W3690 Dell Workstation with an RX 560. And it runs fast!

    Mike MMike M26 gün önce
    • I'm watching this on Windows xp and it runs..... NOSTALGIC!

      J 984J 98424 gün önce
  • linux tech tips

    MaDoTPGMaDoTPG26 gün önce
  • Linus is the type of guy who drinks soda out a can

    Bon BonjoviBon Bonjovi26 gün önce
  • Just disable telemetry and use Windows 10

    kakaidokakaido27 gün önce
  • System76 is great but you should really check out Raptor Talos systems, that’s way more OSS friendly (no hidden microcode or firmwares)

    Anton ZadorozhniyAnton Zadorozhniy27 gün önce
  • Who else cringed when it said counter strike go

    Gd moo5555Gd moo555527 gün önce
  • Overboard with the effects, who thought that looked good?

    Assbender666Assbender66627 gün önce
  • I've been using Linux Mint (Cinnamon) for years now -- I find it somewhat easier to install, maintain, and install/uninstall software on than the Windows 7 I used to use (Why, oh WHY doesn't Windows have a package manager?), and FAR less of a chore than the Windows 10 computers I'm occasionally forced to struggle with for family. My laptop is from System76, and I pretty much couldn't be happier with the product or service (it came with Ubuntu when shipped, but I installed Mint on it later) but I built my desktop myself -- and I'd do it again, since I can't justify the premium price over commodity hardware. PopOS sounds interesting, and I've been casually looking at it every now and then, but I think I'll stick with Mint for now. The 'classic' Mint-X interface style is basically the Windows 7 replacement I wanted in the beginning, and I've become very used to it by now.

    05Matz05Matz28 gün önce
  • I was a hardware nerd even as a little kid, didn't get into linux until I was a teenager. When I met linux nerds I assumed they'd know things about hardware, but that really wasn't my experience. I had to install for them, in different situations, a power supply and a CD drive. I think it's even worse now. Hardware is much easier, but there's even fewer people into it.

    wompshmackwompshmack28 gün önce
  • NVidia GPU is an interesting choice on a Linux machine

    Deryk ListerDeryk Lister28 gün önce
  • Down vote for trash 18:9 aspect ratio.

    ReprisalReprisal28 gün önce
  • I would love to see more Linux systems being introduced in one complete package. I have been wanting to get into it for a while because well, Windows 10 isnt the most ideal OS I have ever used.

    HolretHolret28 gün önce
    • trvision.net/detail/video-yZpmlRam6KY.html

      gilkesiskinggilkesisking28 gün önce
  • Normies is a furry term

    Tom RuffTom Ruff29 gün önce
  • I don't use Pop!_OS with any System76 computer, rather an old laptop I have. It manages to shave most of the rough edges off of Ubuntu (and after Canonical's 32-bit library fail, they'll keep making sure Steam works). Pretty decent OS.

    knotsandcrosses1knotsandcrosses129 gün önce
  • Chill music 0:00

    Techboy235 FK8Techboy235 FK829 gün önce
    • True

      Techboy235 FK8Techboy235 FK823 gün önce
  • 10:52 >selling shaving products to neckbeards

    Andrea MitchellAndrea Mitchell29 gün önce
  • Matching hardware specs to a comparable Imac, System76 is priced about the same on hardware.

    WaylenWaylenAylar önce
  • I switched from windows to Pop!_OS few months back... And I just love it. I dont think I will ever go back to windows

    Jozef PlataJozef PlataAylar önce
  • I used to be a diehard Linux tinkerer. I didn't mind spending hours or days or weeks, however long it took, getting everything about every new computer I had perfect and just the way I wanted it. That was a long time ago though, nowadays I want a system that does enough of the important things well enough without my intervention that I don't feel a need to really mess with it too much right away. So I've been a Mac user for the last 5 years or so, after *HATING* them for so long. I just happened to come into a deal too good to pass up for an '11 MBP 13-in and didn't have any other working computer at the time so I started using it out of necessity and lack of anything else to use and now I'm on my third one (they all work still). Not the outcome I would have expected way back then. Now there are a lot more choices in distros and window managers, and everything from the pros only, everything is a config file to extremely newbie-friendly ones that are just as drama-free as Windows or MacOS. I don't think the 'Linux on the desktop' revolution everyone has been hoping for for the last couple decades is ever going to happen, but for those that are inclined to Penguins, you've got more options than ever before, and a few of them can provide that easy, hand holding experience you may want if you don't have the time to tinker and just want to work.

    Wild TangentWild TangentAylar önce
  • Second hard drives are usually 'hidden away' in Linux. You don't access Linux drives by letter like in windows, you access them as a directory in the file tree. The rub is that your drive will be mounted somewhere like /home.

    DavidDavidAylar önce
A REALLY Weird PC… - System76 Thelio Review