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The Librem 5 and Librem 5 USA is our pocket-sized computer running nearly the exact software as our Librem 14 Laptop. Some desktop applications don’t yet adapt to the Librem 5 screen, but with a Lapdock Kit you can run a full suite of desktop applications like on the Librem 14. Let’s look at some of the full-sized desktop software you can run today on the Librem 5 attached to a Lapdock or external monitor.

For visual artists

Visual artists will be happy to find helpful tools tucked away in our software repos. For instance, Krita and GIMP are both powerful painting and image manipulation programs.Inkscape differs from the other image editors in that it uses primarily vector-based graphics. It’s great for making sharp-looking logos that look amazing at any resolution.Once you snap an image, getting the right post-effect lighting can make an image go from okay to outstanding. Dark Table packs in the tools to do just that.

For audio/video

It’s not just visual artists that will fill at home in PureOS; we also pack in a lot of audio and video tools.

With LMMS making beats has never been easier. This suite is made by musicians, for musicians. Share your work, or check out what others are making with the LMMS sharing platform.CubicSDR is a simple GUI for software-defined radio. Easily poke about the radio spectrum with an SDR.


Prototyping a part? With PureOS you can take an idea from design, to reality.┬áCura is the world’s most popular 3D printing software, allowing you to slice models for printing with just a few clicks.

Every day apps

LibreOffice is a powerful office suite and a successor to OpenOffice. packed in to LibreOffice is Writer for word processing, Calc for spreadsheets, Impress for presentations, Draw for vector graphics and flowcharts, and base handles databases.

Digikam offers professional photo management, allowing you to edit Metadata and handle large photo libraries.Scribus is a page layout program perfect for making flyers and pamphlets.

For coding

Want to create something new or extend an existing app? Implement software-defined radios using digital processing blocks in GNU radio.Edit any text file with Gedit or Kate, both of which are feature-packed text editors.Build games using Godot, a game engine to help you create 2D and 3D games.Gnome-builder is a development environment perfect for building GTK apps.


While this list is not exhaustive, it is an good introduction to the software you can find in our software repos. To install most desktop software, apt via the terminal is the simplest way. You can find all the needed command to install all the software on this list below.

GimpGIMP: sudo apt install gimp
Krita: sudo apt install krita
Inkscape: sudo apt install inkscape
DarkTable: sudo apt install darktable
LMMS: sudo apt install lmms
CubicSDR: sudo apt install cubicsdr
Cura: sudo apt install cura
LibreOffice: sudo apt install libreoffice
Digikam: sudo apt install digikam
Scribus: sudo apt install scribus
gnu-radio: sudo apt install gnuradio
Gedit: sudo apt install gedit
Kate: sudo apt install kate
Godot: sudo apt install godot3
Gnome-Builder: sudo apt install gnome-builder

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Purism Products and Availability Chart

 ModelStatusLead Time 
USB Security Token Purism Librem KeyLibrem Key

(Made in USA)
In Stock
10 business days
Librem 5In Stock
10 business days
Librem 5 + SIMple
(4 GB Data)
In Stock
10 business days
Librem 5 + SIMple Plus
(10 GB Data)
In Stock
10 business days
Librem 5 + AweSIM
(Unlimited Data)
In Stock
10 business days
Librem 11In Stock
10 business days
Most Secure Laptop Purism Librem 14Librem 14In Stock
10 business days
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Librem MiniApr 2024
Shipping April, 2024
Purism Liberty Phone with Made in USA ElectronicsLiberty Phone
(Made in USA Electronics)
Apr 2024
Shipping April, 2024
Most Secure Server Purism Librem ServersLibrem ServerApr 2024
Shipping April, 2024
The current product and shipping chart of Purism Librem products, updated on March 26th, 2024

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