ProtonVPN releases a native Linux client, Mint launches Hypnotix for IPTV, a handy GUi for cpupower, and the guy behind Linux on the PS4 wants to do the same for the Apple M1.
05:06 Hacking the Apple M1
09:46 Gnome 3.38.2
13:11 ProtonVPN native Linux client
16:51 Blender 2.91
18:36 Humble Royalty Free Bundle
23:26 cpupower GUI
26:21 Davinci Resolve 17 Beta 3
31:36 Mint Hypnotix IPTV player
38:32 PieJam audio mixer
41:32 Pi4 case fan
- When we talked about this last week I had a feeling that one of the developers who put Linux on the Playstation/Nintendo Switch might do this!
- Contribute to Hector Martin’s Patreon campaign.
- All development will be in the open, pushed to GitHub regularly.
- Dude wrote AbestOS for the PS3 and put Linux on the PS4.
- Yeah, the folks in fail0verflow have more than proved their mettle.
- Though I really want to read a post-mortem after they figure it out on just how much Apple shenanigans they had to workaround or deal with to get it running.
- Apple has a fun little choice to make.
- Open it or have it opened.
- Or, don’t buy hardware from companies that do not support Linux.
- GNOME 3.38.2 is out with lots of bug fixes and updates.
- This annoying bug has been fixed: The Gnome Control Center now correctly detects when ethernet devices are hotplugged.
- There are even updates to the GtkEmojiChooser:
- Allow inserting multiple Emoji by pressing Control.
- Updated Emoji data to Unicode 13/CLDR 37.
- They’re still working on GNOME OS, at least in how it integrates with GNOME Boxes.
- Having a native application in a DE for managing virtual machines is convenient, I’ll give them that.
- And having a KDE Neon equivalent but for people who hate their mouse like GNOME, if they exist at all, that’s a nice idea as well.
- It’s good to know there’s a distro out there I will never touch unless it’s by accident.
- It’s good to see more and more VPN providers do this.
- I would like to see a GUI but hey, it’s a start.
- Considering how simple the CLI syntax is, it’s alright.
- But yes, integrating with the DE’s own take on the networkmanager applet would be awesome.
- PIA offers that, or a full blown GUI for Debian/Ubuntu based distros.
- The Proton beta app does not support split tunneling or running on a headless system.
- If you need that functionality, still use the Community Linux Client.
- The ProtonMail Bridge for Linux was launched in April, and it is nice to see more progress being done for Linux with their VPN.
Blender 2.91 (Mfoxdogg)
- Blender 2.91 has been released and it’s the fourth major release this year of my favorite open source 3D and 2D animation and modelling app!
- There are lots of sculpting updates, including support for collisions in the cloth sculpting tool.
- It also introduces improvements to bevels and Boolean operations.
- And updates to the UI, animation and simulation tools.
- There is a new Box Trim and Lasso Trim tool which lets you add and remove geometry from a model using box selection or lasso gestures.
- 29 albums worth of royalty free music for $25.
- Handy for streamers and Tubers and content creators alike.
- However it’s packaged incorrectly.
- 25 (26?) of the zip files are in fact, full or rarw.
- Running on the Pine phone.
- If you have an Intel CPU you can set the frequency per Pstate.
- On AMD, at least the version currently available in 20.04, only shows max and min frequency as well as the governor.
- Don’t get me wrong though, this is really nice to have in GUI form.
- This is an easy way to set your CPU to Performance for playing games if game mode isn’t installed, and rendering animation and videos.
- Support for the DaVinci Resolve Speed Editor.
- Support for the Fairlight Mini Console.
- Support for independent track height and view mode options.
- Open toolkit to create DaVinci Resolve Studio workflow integration plugins.
- It launches and I should point out it can be installed directly from the *.run if you want.
- Magic mask using the DaVinci neural engine generates tracking masks.
- I have been waiting for these effects to come to Davinci: Resolve FX Motion Trails temporal motion blur, object trails, disco effects.
- Initial support for a GPU accelerated 2D shapes toolkit for motion graphics.
- This is just cool: You can directly upload to Twitter from within DaVinci Resolve.
- Hypnotix can now handle live TV.
- VODs with IMDB goodness.
- Beta is available.
- It’s nice to see a new program that lets you watch TV!
Slice of Pi
- There’s even a PieJam OS you can get to have a pretty GUI to go along with a Pi mixer.
- Hey, it’s nice to see them acknowledging that the Pi4 runs a little on the warm side.
- Tiny fan which makes the thermal behaviour slightly better than a Pi that’s not in a case.
- Not bad!
- Especially if you consider it’s using the gaps between the USB/ethernet ports and the official Pi4 case to pull air in and exhausting out the SD card hole on the back.
- Will it work better if we have the case upside down, so that the SD card hole is on the top?
- And it’s only $5!