System76 Still Aiming To Be The Apple Of The Linux Space With Software & Hardware
Following their announcement on Saturday of their new System76 Firmware Manager project, Carl tweeted, "This work continues our transition from a hardware company shipping a distro to a hardware company providing an integrated, holistic hardware and OS product. Still a lot of work ahead of us but manufacturing, open firmware, and Pop!_OS are pulling together."
They have continued investing in Pop!_OS and making their own software engineering contributions around Coreboot support, firmware management on Linux, and various customizations to GNOME and other components in the stack. On the hardware front, since last year they've been manufacturing their own line of desktops with the impressive high-end Thelio desktops and ultimately they've said they want to expand their own manufacturing capabilities to potentially even spin their own laptops in the future.
System76 has been on this more exciting trajectory the past 2+ years, but in case you've doubted their intentions, Carl's statement this weekend sums it up that they are certainly trying to be much more like Apple of the Linux space with delivering integrated software/hardware products.