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 Tips6 aylar önce

      C PC P4 aylar önce
    • Do a review on SuperTuxKart. Just so you can be confused

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

      midnightwolfmidnightwolf5 aylar önce
    • @lazypizzaguy gibberish

      alysdexiaalysdexia5 aylar önce
  • "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.

    Dinka BoutitDinka Boutit2 saatler önce
  • 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.

    Arkaprabha ChakrabortyArkaprabha Chakraborty5 saatler önce
  • Gnome is crap

    EduardoEduardo6 saatler önce
  • I might get a Linux Thelio for making Blender animations. I'll use my Mac for 2D animation.

    Pepper AdoboPepper AdoboGün önce
  • 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.

    Sudip ChatterjeeSudip Chatterjee2 gün önce
  • Pop was my first full time Linux. I've since moved on, but it was great.

    Jake HillionJake Hillion3 gün önce
  • 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.

    Kristofher Muñoz RojasKristofher Muñoz Rojas4 gün önce
  • 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!

    Florida VacationFlorida Vacation5 gün önce
  • ...doesn't SEAL but CONCEALS. I'm so mad!

    Rapty AxaRapty Axa6 gün önce
  • To this day, PopOS is my go to distro. Everything on it just works.

    Rytis LiaučysRytis Liaučys7 gün önce
  • 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.

    john savagejohn savage7 gün önce
  • 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.

    Rajarshi BandopadhyayRajarshi Bandopadhyay10 gün önce
  • even Linus doesn't use his own freaking OS he created!!! lincucks BTFO!!!!

    keb botnetkeb botnet11 gün önce
  • 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

    Fake NameFake Name11 gün önce
  • 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.

    Fubar AlAkbarFubar AlAkbar12 gün önce
  • You need more time to keep windows running than linux

    Conrad JonesConrad Jones12 gün önce
  • I like it very much - just price... ;/

    M DM D13 gün önce
  • Linus knows absolutely nothing about Linux and I find it hilarious.

    PuttyPutty13 gün önce
  • 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

    Zen AnniesZen Annies15 gün önce
  • 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.

    furriephillipsfurriephillips15 gün önce
  • 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.

    furriephillipsfurriephillips15 gün önce
    • Maybe the only distro he has ever used is Gentoo?

      Fubar AlAkbarFubar AlAkbar12 gün önce
  • 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.

    SpicyPotatoSpicyPotato16 gün önce
  • Did linus just praise a linux system at 10:36 ?

    DJSnackcakes GamingDJSnackcakes Gaming17 gün önce
  • The small one looks like a less ugly 280x.

    Colgate MasterColgate Master17 gün önce
  • Wood grain you say? I know a certain lazy game reviewer that might enjoy the case.

    IdealIdeas100IdealIdeas10018 gün önce
  • 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.

    Rob AshbyRob Ashby20 gün önce
  • You lost me at Linux.

    Shawn BarryShawn Barry21 gün önce
  • 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.

    Matheus EnriqueMatheus Enrique21 gün önce
    • 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

      SuperWolfkinSuperWolfkin16 gün önce
    • Get jokes, dude.

      BlackWormBlackWorm17 gün önce
  • I wonder if Linus actually knows what he's talking about or if somebody is helping him with the info lol

    Nam VuNam Vu21 gün önce
    • We all know it's Anthony.

      Vrihaspati TiwariVrihaspati Tiwari21 gün önce
  • The attempt at a 'retro' background to complement the system aesthetic was absolutely ATROCIOUS!!!! Whoever's responsible needs a slapping... with a rotten mackerel.

    yelbuckyelbuck22 gün önce
  • Ugly design. Weird box shape and i hate dark wood.

    Mik MoenMik Moen23 gün önce
    • You can choose between dark wood and light aluminum.

      BlackWormBlackWorm17 gün önce
  • 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.

    Wendell BanksWendell Banks24 gün önce
  • Its not about "installing" linux.. Its because of the support, especially for drivers

    Marco GriepMarco Griep24 gün önce
  • fuck that, I use pirated Windows

    AduDOMBA ABLEAduDOMBA ABLE24 gün önce
  • 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

    Моргана Ле ФайМоргана Ле ФайAylar önce
    • 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.

      Vrihaspati TiwariVrihaspati Tiwari21 gün önce
  • This is gonna inspire me to keep tinkering with the shit laptop I installed Linux on again :) thanks Linus

    coleslawcoleslawAylar önce
  • just moved to pop-os

    rimil murmurimil murmuAylar önce
  • The games fell behind, hah, ha, hahahaha

    maybe realmaybe realAylar önce
  • 9:41 linus says woof. UWU

    Christian GoldenChristian GoldenAylar önce
  • Its all about that wood

    Not NeededNot NeededAylar önce
  • What the hell are you talking about dude, as a linux user i haven't bothered compiling a kernel since the 90s

    Chris Warren-SmithChris Warren-SmithAylar önce
  • They should offer ARM, Risc V or Power processors doe to Backdoors on x86-64.

    JMiskovskyJMiskovskyAylar önce
  • 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

    Hasan IqbalHasan IqbalAylar önce
  • 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).

    Tim SeguineTim SeguineAylar önce
  • 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 MasudaKelly MasudaAylar önce
  • POP OS is what ive been using for my professional environment. I love it.

    Kelly MasudaKelly MasudaAylar önce
  • Woodgrain LGR would be proud

    J.B LockeJ.B LockeAylar önce
  • It is OK. Not great or bad... I would build from teh ground up myself.

    Leadius USALeadius USAAylar önce
  • Sweet hardware deserves nice looking software as well. So why not customize it properly using an awesome Windows Theme and a matching wallpaper? If you feel inspired check out deviantart.com for such great resources like www.deviantart.com/dpcdpc11 Enjoy your new hardware in great style!

    dpcdpc11dpcdpc11Aylar önce
  • "... bring Linux to folks who can't be bothered to compile their kernel and hunt down repos"? Check your calendar - it's no longer 1995.

    impact0rimpact0rAylar önce
  • As a Linux enthusiast I will buy this pc, not because I can’t build one for my own but Linux is a philosophy, helping a new company of entrepreneurs that care for our community is really awesome and you requiere a lot of guts to do it, so I’m in with this project, tho I use Manjaro

    Rob Ch.Rob Ch.Aylar önce
  • How did you fix the hi dpi scaling? I've been having it bad on Manjaro on my laptop for 4k

    DitaoDitaoAylar önce
    • because he's using PopOS not Manjaro.

      gilkesiskinggilkesiskingAylar önce
  • Linux doesn't require you to compile anything, add obscure repos (repos are what the App store and Play store are, you generally don't need more, like how most people don't use F-Droid), and a common use of it is to repurpose a computer for a grandma or kid. My nephew loves his Linux laptop. Now try and get a "normie" to install Windows, hunt down drivers, etc. A reason Linux is so liked, one of many, is that if there's a problem, you CAN get down and dirty and fix it, usually very easily. Windows and Mac might not let you do something easily, and it's at least as complex and requires looking around on websites to learn the difficult, obscure commands and tools. Things break or don't work out of the box all the time, but when things work on Linux they kinda stay working. We can't even talk about out of the box customisation, Linux blows Windows out of the water, and even if you add third party tools (and disable the telemetry) it stays blown away. Linux is good. I use it as my daily driver, Windows is mostly only ever needed when work specifically chooses to use a sh*tty Microsoft application they don't need to. Or for gaming sometimes, and not everyone is an avid gamer. Don't be a victim of the baby duck syndrome. :D

    J BJ BAylar önce
  • I think the subliminal background might be a seizure hazard for some folks.

    quarkiequarkieAylar önce
  • This is is just Lindows all over again.

    Robert TanksleyRobert TanksleyAylar önce
  • The biggest problem is Gnome. The Gnome devs start working on a longstanding issue, such as application names being cut short in the app grid, but never finish and move on to a new shiny thing. The dev that was last working on the app grid issue stopped and is not working on GTK 4 stuff. The Gnome devs also keep trying to re-invent things under the hood and strip out features in the process like transparent terminal windows or sorting options in Nautilus. The constant refactoring of under-the-hood things in Gnome holds them back from improving the user experience and addressing very, very old bugs. Gnome 4 will be out before issues that have existed since the early days of Gnome 3 will be fixed.

    arcticblue2arcticblue2Aylar önce
  • A lot of laptops used to have a bunch of driver compatibility issues with linux back then. System76 just guarantees compatibility. It's not so much of an issue anymore.

    Shelby ShumShelby ShumAylar önce
  • I want to buy their laptop. I am very confused between Oryx Pro and Adder Ws. Please review these.

    Shantanu SharmaShantanu SharmaAylar önce
  • Hearing Linus casually say °normies° was oddly cursed for me lmao

    ChucklesChucklesAylar önce
  • 9:09 Also worth mentioning that they’ve disabled the Intel Management Engine.

    Lawrence D’OliveiroLawrence D’OliveiroAylar önce
  • 7:19 Linux idle is more idle than Windows idle. No big surprise there ...

    Lawrence D’OliveiroLawrence D’OliveiroAylar önce

    jbfeelings Drinumistjbfeelings DrinumistAylar önce
  • 5:37 ... or maybe the Greek word for “nipple” ...

    Lawrence D’OliveiroLawrence D’OliveiroAylar önce
    • Not really, there's not such a Greek word thelio the closed one is thilia which means hoop

      Lazy OxLazy OxAylar önce
  • 4:46 Tools used by a lot of TRvisionrs *are* available on Linux, and usually run better there. What do they say about “disruptive technologies” ... ?

    Lawrence D’OliveiroLawrence D’OliveiroAylar önce
  • Who the hell thought "flickering tv" was a good backdrop idea? I've got a damn migraine now.

    Berserkasaurus RexBerserkasaurus RexAylar önce
  • My favorite part is when he says the pc could be made 1000 dollars cheaper woof...

    Gage StewartGage StewartAylar önce
  • I was just recommending this video to my friends when I realised the flashing screen behind the product from about 5:30 would take out my friend with epilepsy. I do see that it appears to be from the original product advertising, it's just that they can't watch this.

    loqk loqksonloqk loqksonAylar önce
  • KDE does good at the shopping store as well

    Scammer SmackdownScammer SmackdownAylar önce
  • I think it is more workstation than a gaming rig.Similar to iMac Pro.

    Prime RoyalPrime RoyalAylar önce
A REALLY Weird PC… - System76 Thelio Review