System76 goes Pop! Kernel 4.12 adds support for Vega, the Free Software Foundation certifies several new devices, and a handy guide for building your own PiCorder.

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Colour key – Venn Pedro Mathieu Jordan

4.12
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/07/03/linux_412_kernel_lands_go_forth_and_use_it_quoth_linus_torvalds/

  • Radeon RX Vega support, BFQ and Kyber schedulers, proper USB type C port management.
  • One of the biggest changelogs ever.
  • Great deal of it because of the RX Vega support.
  • Initial open-source accelerated support for NVIDIA GTX 1K.

 

POP
https://betanews.com/2017/06/29/system76-ubuntu-linux-pop_os/

  • I’m of the age to where i’m over distros.
  • Give me something that boots and i’ll sort the rest.
  • Pop!_OS is basically a GNOME skin-job with custom System76 drivers.
  • While it’s good for them to no longer rely on Ubuntu I will say this.
  • I don’t know a single person who purchased a pre built anything and didn’t immediately wipe it.  

 

POP /w kraut
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/07/tuxedo-computers-launch-linux-distro-xfce

  • Compared to system76, this isn’t just Xubuntu with a different wallpaper and theme.
  • You get that, as well as plenty of tweaks, newer kernel version, optimized RAM and battery usage on their laptops.
  • This is still not a good enough reason to release your own Yet Another Ubuntu-based Distro, but it’s still more justified than Pop!_OS
  • That battery life claim is wicked-fishy.
  • Send Pedro one and let him independently confirm.
  • At least it’s XFCE based.
  • Again, step #1 should always be WIPE the machine and install your OS of choice.
  • BE-CAUSE

 

#HiCIA
http://thehackernews.com/2017/06/cia-linux-hacking-tool-malware.html

  • Ah, yes! The one that only works on Cent/RHEL 6 and their default 2.6.x kernel.
    • That’s a lot of boxes.
  • Requires use of yet another undisclosed exploit to deploy remotely
  • And if your sysadmin is doing his job, would last as long as it took them to run iptables -F <CIA-chain>; iptables -X <CIA-chain>

 

10%
http://wccftech.com/amd-takes-10-4-cpu-share-intel-q2-2017-largest-single-quarter-share-gain-history/

  • It’s been so long since there was any I think even Intel forgot what competition even is.
  • It also does not include consoles or any computer systems running operating systems other than Windows.
  • This really boils down to a bunch of Windows users benching their new Ryzen chips.

 

Fsf
http://www.fsf.org/news/fifteen-new-devices-from-technoethical-now-fsf-certified-to-respect-your-freedom

  • A bunch of thinkpads, an Opteron 6276 motherboard, and more USB wifi and bluetooth adapters both internal and external.

 

Friend?
https://friendup.cloud/friendup-v1-0-0-is-here-the-internet-is-now-your-computer/

  • Do you want to build a botnet?

 

QT PS3
https://rpcs3.net/blog/2017/07/02/qt/

  • If you watch that Saturday show what we do, you’ll know that RPCS3 is a PS3 emulator which not only makes with the Linux, but supports Vulkan as well.
  • Over the past few weeks they had mentioned they would like to bring RPCS3 to Qt and ditch the old WxWidgets based UI.

Slice of Pi

Picorder
https://www.hackster.io/TheBubbleworks/picorder-0eb94d

  • SSH record.
  • Make a script and map it to a button.

Feedback

Hyper
https://linuxgamecast.com/bradley/?72qNdM5


SSSSSSD
https://linuxgamecast.com/bradley/?bNWB5VD

  • Basically stay away from the Samsung 850 Pro and 840 Evo.
  • Price per gig isn’t as good right now as it used to be but this 250GB 750 Evo I have on this laptop cost me €60 at the time, that’s €0.24/GB.
  • I was discussing SSDs with Martin Wimpress awhile back and he says the current Toshiba/OCZ ones are pretty good. I would just add to stay away from the Trion series, they’ve been reportedly flaky.
  • I didn’t have to talk with anyone because it’s 2017 so buy whatever.
  • Seriously, SSD drives are now a commodity and no matter what you end up with it will annihilate a spinning drive.
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