Slimbook and Tuxedo have new Ryzen laptops, Pi-powered computer vision, open-source mocap with arduino, and Electron powered browsers.
04:48 3rd gen KDE Slimbook
06:40 Tuxedo Ryzen
09:35 Ubuntu Web
12:50 Min web browser
17:35 PeerTube updates
20:55 Thimbleweed Linux
25:05 Battery safe
30:00 Shameless self promotion
32:10 Ubuntu retro remix
35:15 KeeCap Open Mocap
- I see the power button is no longer doing its best Delete impression.
- Also the price seems to have come down a bit from the base model of the one I had a look at.
- Which is very good!
- Especially since you’re getting a 4800H Ryzen APU.
- Speaking of which…
- A powerful ultrabook laptop at only 16.8 mm thick and just over 3 pounds.
- Another 4800H powered laptop, 8 cores and 16 threads of madness.
- Hold up!
- That’s the same shell as Slimbook 3… only black instead of silver.
- Welp I suppose I’mma have to configure one of each to have a look:
- Tuxedo wins again for two reasons: lets me pick specifically 2x8GB of RAM, and lets me also specify the Portuguese keyboard layout.
- Before you get too excited keep in mind this young man has started many projects.
- Stuck with nary a few.
- Still, it would be nice to have a Chromium-like ChromeOS.
- Really all you need to do is setup Firefox kiosk mode on any Ubuntu distro of your choice.
- Although it would be nice to have a prepackaged distro ChromeOS alternative.
- And don’t call it Web OS. webOS was invented by Palm.
- Ubuntu based Firefox OS?
- Yeah… I’mma wait and see!
- It’s fast and minimal, despite being an electron app.
- And is working great for showing our show note articles because it blocks ads.
- And it has a nice workflow with tabs, and organizing them in tasks.
- Two things that will be used in conjunction.
- Global video search and a checklist option for intellectual prop violation.
- So happy to see fast paced and continued support of PeerTube.
- And am looking forward to the ‘live’ option launching on it or LBRY soon.
- When it clicks that Apple cares not for the Desktop.
- And Windows was never an option.
- When the Grumpy Gamer finds all the Linux alternatives to the productivity apps he is used to, he won’t be Grumpy anymore ;-)
- I hope he finds success and “those people” keep their AAARCH! to themselves.
- I’m going to be honest, that sounds like a MAC issue?
- A half-designed charge controller should take care of that.
- With your charger in it shouldn’t use the battery nor charge it.
- Yoinking the power when it’s full will burn a charge cycle.
- This could be especially helpful with older laptops and with older batteries.
- I thought with Lithium Ion batteries you should leave them plugged in if you’re actively using it.
- Or store it at 60-80% charge if you’re not.
- Laptops don’t have cadmium batteries anymore, I don’t think.
Slice of Pi
- Wimpy is always trying new things, and learns a lot along the way.
- This brings progress to Ubuntu and makes him the perfect Ubuntu desktop lead!
- If you want to get your retro gaming on, Wimpy is creating an Ubuntu spin specifically for you!
- Though, if gaming on the Pi is your focus, RetroPi or Lakka are probably the best options.
- This is an arduino based open motion capture suit.
- For the script to work in Blender you MUST install PySerial into blender.
- They need to fill in some gaps on the project page but it’s something to keep an eye on.
- Last year in August, LWDW#182, we talked about a new computer vision carrier board for the Raspberry Pi.
- Called the Luxonis DepthAI.
- Now they have a mini one called megaAI.
- A 4K, 60 FPS camera solution for computer vision powered by Intel’s Myriad X chip.
- It combines depth perception, object detection and object tracking using hardware and software.
- Uh… no.
- I want that but for x86_64.
- I want to have my phone with 4 small 64bit cores for the battery operation and 8 big cores for use when plugged into the dock.
- Then said dock would also provide external GPU access, which would itself be connected to my two big honking monitors.
- RAM could be a concern, but if they’ve managed to put 12GB of LPDDR3/4 in some phones, I’m sure it wouldn’t be a concern for long.
- The biggest bottleneck now would really be the storage.
- It would need to have NVMe or SATA in the external dock, because running a full desktop OS on eMMC is god awful.