7-Zip officially comes to Linux! Fedora changes their name to Fedora, System76 announces a dual-wielding desktop, and the JingPad A1 promises to be a Linux tablet that you might actually want.
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08:42 7-Zip released for Linux
13:32 Fedora is now Fedora
17:52 Jingpad Linux tablet
22:57 Tuxedo XP15 Gen12
28:47 System76 Thelio Mira
37:07 LED keyboard network traffic
44:27 Freezer monitoring with Pi
- After more than 2 decades, the popular open source file archiver 7-Zip is now officially available on Linux!
- It’s command line only and in alpha, but the 7-Zip 21.01 alpha build for Linux is available for both x86 and ARM in 64 and 32 bit.
- After years of using the unofficial p7zip for 7z archives, it is nice to use an official version.
- And p7zip hasn’t been supported since 2016.
- I always archive my files in tar.gz on Linux, but I have fond memories of using the 7-Zip GUI on Windows.
- You can extract almost every file format known to man, AR, ARJ, RAR, LZH etc.
- Never used it, never needed it but hey, if you do.
- Command line only.
- For an unsupported project, p7zip has been doing splendid.
- 7-zip, the proper one supports quite a few package formats as Jill mentioned.
- Including Windows .exes.
- This could open up a lot of workarounds for getting Proton working even better when it comes to installing dependencies.
- Downloaded it to the Pinebook and it is a self contained ELF and only depends on the core libs.
- And it extracted everything I threw at it, .rars included.
Fedora name change (RTheren)
- Fedora Core is now called Fedora Linux because Fedora… and reasons.
- Fedorf is the correct way to pronounce it.
- Why not Fedora GNU+Linux?
- Here is a little protip: It’s going to be Called Fedora because that’s what people have been calling it since day one.
- “We are not a Vin Diesel movie franchise.”
- I <3 that the detachable keyboard is included.
- The PineTab’s keyboard is an extra $20.
- It is also the first Linux tablet to have 4G/5G and come with a stylus.
- We gave JingOS a mention a while back but now they have a hardware announcement.
- Yes kids, it’s the mythical Linux tablet, a device of legend.
- The real kicker is that it’s something you might actually want.
- 11” screen, 6GB RAM, 8-core CPU, and a 2K display.
- It even comes with a keyboard that you can do something with.
- No word on pricing but I expect it to be in the eleventy hundred dollar range.
- I for one would like to JingPad all the way.
- I really like the 4:3 aspect ratio.
- Something tells me this will be well past my price range, but I do like what they’re promising.
- Guess the iPad looking distro/DE will have its own dedicated hardware after all.
- Awesome! With the TUXEDO Book XP15 you have a choice of a 1920×1080 144Hz or 300Hz matte finish IPS display or a 3840×2160 UHD 60 Hz glossy OLED screen.
- And with the TUXEDO Book XP17 the same HD options as the XP15 + the choice of a UHD 60 Hz matte finished IPS display.
- Glossy screens on laptops both blind and confuse me.
- For something which you will probably end up using in less than ideal lighting conditions, why in the world would you have a glossy screen?
- “Oh, but the colors…” What colors? You can see anything with the glare all over it.
- Mini-rant over.
- I hope Tuxedo sells a bunch of these.
- They do a very good job with the software side of things and they do deserve a lot more clientele
- The System76 line of powerful Thelio workstation desktops just had a dual GPU baby, the Thelio Mira!
- 4th Gen AMD Ryzen CPU, Single or Dual GPUs, up to 128GB RAM, and up to 4TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe.
- The Thelio Mira sits in size and price between the classic Thelio and the Thelio Major and starts at $1,449.
- Why are the RAM speeds capped at 3200?
- I get the why on the ECC memory, but not on the unregistered RAM.
- Ryzen 3000 and 5000 scale up to 3600MT/s with 1:1 clocks on both the RAM and InfinityFabric.
- $1200 for a 3070.
- Specced out a build for what I’d consider a replacement/upgrade for my current desktop.
- $3’406… Ooof!
- Cool, now you can create more bling bling on your keyboard, but this one is functional.
- This, this is something you install to straight-up mess with people.
- Well, people who have LEDs on their keyboard, ick.
- If I see my caps lock LED blinking my brain immediately goes into Kernel Panic mode.
- It’s neat, but no. Not for me, thanks.
Slice of Pi
- I can see this really useful to monitor the temperature of a fridge when the power goes out for an extended time.
- If you have an old fridge that isn’t accurate anymore.
- And to monitor Covid-19 vaccine freezers!
- Instead of using the temperature sensor for the usual weather station type of project, here it’s a way to tell if the freezer is thawing.
- Good way to keep the neighbors from figuring out where you keep the bod-… I mean, the ice cream?