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Kubuntu Focus Systems

Officially branded Kubuntu systems designed to work out-of-the-box, featuring the beautiful and intuitive KDE desktop with industry-standard Ubuntu® 22.04 LTS.

Save time and hassle every day with hardware optimizations, curated apps, Focus Tools, HOWTOs designed for your system, and unmatched Linux-first support.

“... the Focus M2 is a spectacular machine, and arguably the best Linux laptop on the planet.”

Moe Long, TechUp Your Life,
Writer, Editor, Cinephile, and Tech Buff

“The search for a Linux laptop is over.”

Jean-Georges Perrin,
Author of Spark In Action

“With the Focus our researchers don’t need to be DevOps experts ... free live support has been fantastic.”

Gary Passon, Autonomous Vehicle Team Principal
Founder, VectorAero

“The Focus is over twice as fast for NodeJS build times vs W10 WSL2.”

Dean Verleger,
Software Developer

“I have been amazed by the same-day build and spectacular customer service.”

Sergei Golimbievsky,
CEO, Link BioSciences

“A TensorFlow job took 37 hours on my MBP. It takes just 1.5 hours on my Focus.”

Chris Mattmann,
AI Lead, Professor and Scientist

Designed, Engineered, and Supported for Your Success

Near-Zero Setup
Near-Zero Setup
Save weeks or months of setup with dozens of curated apps professionally selected, tested, and configured.
Ultra Optimized
Ultra-Optimized
Hundreds of optimizations make the most of the premium hardware. We take care of the platform, so you can focus on work and play.
Enterprise Ready
Enterprise Ready
Benefit from DevOps to Desktop. Stay secure with full disk encryption, centralized management, YubiKey 2FA, and VPN.
Shipped Fast
Shipped Fast
Get your Focus fast. Most Focus systems are built, tested, and shipped within days of your order[09].
Guided Solutions
Guided Solutions
Save countless hours with Guided Solutions designed for your Focus. Complete complex tasks like Machine Learning in unprecedented time.
Unparalleled Support
Unparalleled Support
Get answers about hardware or software fast with free live support and free cross-shipping[10].

Power Where You Need It

Hover and click to learn more.

THE APPS YOU NEED

The most common apps you need are installed and configured to work out of the box on 22.04 LTS. Many others are ready to install from official third-party repositories with a click of a button. Click here to see more.

Blender

3d-edit

Blender

KDEConnect

android-tools

KDEConnect

BackInTime

backup

BackInTime

Jekyll

blog-edit

Jekyll

Chrome

browser

Chrome

Firefox

browser

Firefox

WebCamOid

cam-record

WebCamOid

Dropbox

cloud-drive

Dropbox

Insync

cloud-drives

Insync

IntelliJ

development

IntelliJ

Meld

development

Meld

PyCharm

development

PyCharm

VSC

development

VSC

AWS

devops

AWS

Azure

devops

Azure

GCS

devops

GCS

Kubernetes

devops

Kubernetes

Thunderbird

email

Thunderbird

Dolphin

file-manage

Dolphin

FileZilla

file-transfer

FileZilla

Steam

games

Steam

Nvidia

gpu-tools

Nvidia

Gimp

image-edit

Gimp

Inkscape

image-edit

Inkscape

Krita

image-edit

Krita

Gwenview

image-view

Gwenview

AI Suite

kfocus-tool

AI Suite

CPUPower

kfocus-tool

CPUPower

Curated

kfocus-tool

Curated

Extras

kfocus-tool

Extras

FanCtrl

kfocus-tool

FanCtrl

FocusRx

kfocus-tool

FocusRx

GCC Pick

kfocus-tool

GCC Pick

Guided

kfocus-tool

Guided

Help

kfocus-tool

Help

KernelClean

kfocus-tool

KernelClean

Keyboard

kfocus-tool

Keyboard

ML

kfocus-tool

ML

VidSync

kfocus-tool

VidSync

Welcome

kfocus-tool

Welcome

Wizard

kfocus-tool

Wizard

OBS Studio

live-stream

OBS Studio

Slack

messaging

Slack

Telegram

messaging

Telegram

Elisa

music

Elisa

LibreOffice

office

LibreOffice

KeePassXC

passwords

KeePassXC

Okular

pdf-view

Okular

Darktable

raw-photo

Darktable

KRuler

screen

KRuler

SSRecorder

screen-record

SSRecorder

Kleopatra

security-pgp

Kleopatra

Audacity

sound-edit

Audacity

PulseControl

sound-volume

PulseControl

AptRollback

system

AptRollback

Discover

system

Discover

SysSettings

system

SysSettings

Kate

text-edit

Kate

FFMPEG

transcode

FFMPEG

Handbrake

transcode

Handbrake

WinFF

transcode

WinFF

Skype

video-call

Skype

Zoom

video-call

Zoom

Kdenlive

video-edit

Kdenlive

VLC

video-play

VLC

Docker

virtualization

Docker

VirtualBox

virtualization

VirtualBox

USED BY THE PROS

Take the guesswork out of system and app configs without the need for IT. Focus systems are used by top developers, DevOps, ML scientists, creators, and others who value their time and the unmatched Linux-first support.

NEAR-ZERO SETUP

Eliminate weeks of trial and error with scores of best-in-class curated apps installed and configured with a single click. Tap the disk icon to start hourly snapshots of your data with sensible defaults[01]. Replace hours of research with handy Focus Tools that just work easily and reliably in seconds[02].

SAVE DAYS,

WEEKS

OR MORE
UPDATE ON

YOUR

SCHEDULE

BUILT AROUND YOUR NEEDS

Stop wading through out-of-date HOWTOs or incomplete forum posts. Instead, get everything you need with Guided Solutions that are designed, tested, and maintained for your system. Run the GPU-powered Machine Learning Suite, display content on three 4k monitors, edit RAW photographs, or one of many more.

SEARCHABLE

HOWTO

GUIDED SOLUTIONS
COMPREHENSIVE

FOCUSRX

SUPPORT

GET FOCUSED FAST

Remarkable products deserve outstanding support. Guided solutions, free live support, and cross-shipping ensure you’re never stranded without help or a system[03]. We build your Focus systems to your order and ship it fast[04].

ULTRA-OPTIMIZED

Hundreds of optimizations improve almost every facet of your daily experience. Get optimized, curated apps with a single click[05], [06]. Relax while regular system updates deliver highly-tested upgrades to kernels, GPU drivers, KDE, and ML libraries[07].

FASTER UP TO

30x

TENSORFLOW
FASTER UP TO

3x

NODE BUILDS
tools-montage

Highly tested and robust Kubuntu Focus Tools

SUPERCHARGED AND UPGRADABLE

We pack each Focus with only top-speed components that provide maximum performance across the most demanding workflows. Every Focus is designed to be upgradable with tools you probably already own. Click here to learn more.

KFocus M2 Front View
KFocus M2 Front View

BUILT SAME-DAY

Many Focus systems are built, tested, and shipped in one business day without any “express processing” fees. With express shipping, you can be working on a new Focus in as little as two days.

WORLD-CLASS SUPPORT

Solve issues quickly and correctly the first time with fast, free live support. Upgrade under warranty with approved components08.

JUST-WORKS BLISS

We meticulously select and optimize configurations and software to make the most of premium hardware. When updates to key components are proposed, we test the changes to help ensure systems keep working as expected.

Focus on Reliability

When the upstream proposes an update to the Kernel, Desktop, or Video Drivers, the Focus Team runs extensive tests to make sure the changes work on your system. If we find an issue, we work with KDE, Kubuntu, Ubuntu, and other teams to help fix it before a release. Actions taken include submitting and tracking bugs, providing acceptance reports, creating feature proposals, developing code changes, and proposing kernel patches.

The Focus team performs this testing in good faith to assist developers and users create better software; however, this service is provided with no warranty, and does not change the terms of use for any software component. These terms are defined by the individual licenses, as described in the Terms and Conditions page.

checkKernels + Devices

The Kubuntu Focus Team runs extensive automatic and manual regression tests when the upstream proposes a kernel update. We test all models sold in the past 3 years.

  • Power Saver Subsystem
  • Hardware Config Subsystem
  • Full System Stress Test
  • CPU with Benchmarks
  • ML Support Subsystem
  • GPU AI Machine Learning Suite Perf Tests
  • GPU Graphics Drivers with Steam
  • GPU Switching
  • Bluetooth Audio
  • Analog and HDMI Audio
  • Suspend and Resume with Peripheral Resume
  • Hot-plugging
  • Trackpad
  • Attached Display with Brightness
  • Onboard Webcam and Mic
  • Onboard Keyboard LEDs
  • Wi-Fi and Wired Network
  • USB External SD Card Reader
  • USB External Webcam
  • USB External Microphone
  • USB, Wireless Keyboards, Mice
  • 3 or 4 Simultaneous Displays


checkDesktop + Apps

The Kubuntu Focus Team runs extensive automatic and manual regression tests when the upstream proposes an update to KDE Plasma or Frameworks. This includes launching and basic function of all Curated Apps.

  • Power Saver Subsystem
  • ML Support Subsystem
  • GPU AI Machine Learning Suite Perf Tests
  • GPU Graphics Drivers with Steam
  • GPU Switching
  • Welcome Wizard
  • Wallpapers
  • All Core Desktop Themes
  • Kubuntu Focus Tools
  • Desktop Help Links
  • Quick Help Widget Content
  • Activities and Virtual Desktops
  • Input Gestures
  • Icon Placement
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • System Tray Operations
  • Laptop Hot Keys
  • Launch of All Curated Apps
  • Extra Tests for KeePassXC, BackInTime
  • Extra Tests for Jetbrains, Insync, Drobox, Steam
  • Extra Tests for Zoom, Slack, Skype, IntelliJ

checkGPU + ML Drivers

The Focus Team runs runs extensive automatic and manual regression tests when the upstream proposes an update to GPU drivers. The team also coordinates the integration of ML and AI libraries to the official Ubuntu GPU drivers.

  • Updates to ML Support Subsystem
  • GPU AI Machine Learning Installation and Benchmark
  • Steam and Simulation Apps, Vulkan and OpenGL
  • GPU Graphics Benchmarks
  • Check Accommodations for eGPUs
User Experience

[01] One-touch hourly user snapshots with BackInTime

● Create six Kubuntu Focus themes: light, dark, mixed

● Unify splash, lock, and desktop wallpapers

● Select, install, test apps for all Guided Solutions

● Add Apt-rollback and ppa-purge to revert system changes

● Remove compositor and indexing stall conditions

● Simplify and expand keyboard shortcuts

● Package JetBrains Toolbox and Integrations

● Provide custom terminal theme

● Expand clipboard history capacity

● Create RH Panels option to maximize vertical space

● Expanded Bash config (.bashrc)

● Extensive Pro vim config (.vimrc)

● Trackpad multi-finger gestures and coasting enabled

● Theme and configure QT and GTK apps consistently, including stubborn apps

  • Audacity (custom theme)
  • Google Chrome
  • GTK Apps
  • Inkscape
  • LibreOffice


Focus GUI Tools

[02] One-click install and launch apps from support docs

● Quick-Tip 11-panel widget at top right of desktop

● Extensive welcome guide

● Guided Solution search

● Anaconda GPU Machine Learning Suite

● C Compiler installer and version switcher

● Extra software installer

● Kernel and tools cleaner

● Keyboard color selector

● Power profile settings

● Fan controls

● Video controls to remove video tearing on demand

● GPU switcher in system tray

● Comprehensive first-run wizard

  • Connect to internet
  • Change encryption passphrase
  • Change avatar
  • Connect to cloud with dropbox, gdrive, others
  • Run password manager
  • Install IDE
  • Review curated apps


● FocusRx system analysis and recovery tool (detailed below)

Applications

[05] Packages are sourced from the latest stable official repositories and maintained with daily software updates. See Curated Apps for the most current list.


Security and Monitoring

FocusRx Check system issues on sign-in and notify users if any issues:

  • Adjust for hardware changes
  • Report BIOS updates
  • Check and repair CUDA, cuDNN and TensorRT
  • Check and fix X11 configuration
  • Prompt to remove unused kernels
  • Repair and clean system packages

● Full disk encryption (free option)

● OpenVPN

● YubiKey (paid option)

Build and Shipping

[03] Cross shipping of loaned equipment is available to minimize downtime. Requires a credit card hold to insure equipment.

[04], [09] Many common configurations for NX and XE models are built and shipped next business day. Lower volume components and the M2 may require additional days. See order pages for details.

[08] Approved components at time of upgrade. Reasonable limitations apply. See specific product warranties for details.

[10] A fully-refundable credit card hold or deposit is required to insure loaned equipment.

CPU and GPU

[06] Accelerate Brave and Google Chrome with GPU. Type chrome:gpu in address bar to see settings. Compare with google-chrome --user-data-dir=./foo

[07] Curate NVIDIA drivers. Test compatibility with Steam, Deep Learning, Optix, GPU switch, OpenGL, Vulkan, Proton, and suspend-resume prior to updates.

● Provide tools to select Performance, Normal, and PowerSave energy profiles.

● Use NVIDIA caching and KDE setting to eliminate artifacts on suspend and resume.

● Provide stable and fast desktop effects, including desktop grid.

● Verify results with eight benchmarks, Steam, and Proton (see systems pages for details).

● Reduce heat and extend battery life by ensuring power state forces CPU to idle at lowest available frequency on low-power mode.

● Add non-linear fan curve to eliminate or minimize noise under idle and modest loads.

● Eliminate IRIS Xe graphics flicker.

Audio

● Support both Intel (analog) and NVIDIA (HDMI) sound systems.

● Test NVIDIA sound works across headphones, speakers, and HDMI through multiple attachments.

● Prevent popping on desktop systems.

Battery

● Adjust PowerDevil to provide superior performance on AC and extend battery life

● Provide Power Profile GUI controls

● Toggle Snapshots with AC power

● Toggle Keyboard LEDs with AC power

● Toggle Turbo Boost with AC power

Keyboard

● Provide LED color and intensity GUI controls

● Simplify and expand keyboard shortcuts


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