Intel talks about ARC at CES, KDE enables root file operations in Dolphin, Portmaster brings super-slick firewall and ad-blocking to the Linux desktop, and rolling your own metaverse with a Raspberry Pi 4.
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10:13 Intel ARC at CES
17:08 Root for KDE Dolphin
20:03 Easy to use firewall Portmaster
25:03 Burning Windows
28:06 DOS web browser
32:46 CPU built with synthesizer modules
38:41 Pi powered Metaverse
- I enjoyed all the exciting announcements during Intel’s keynote yesterday at CES!
- Deep Link Hyper Encode, which combines discrete and on board GPUs rendering together for faster rendering in DaVinci Resolve.
- EVO platform with multi device screen support that is multi OS.
- Real time animation on a laptop with Ozone Rig Studio.
- On behalf of everyone, whar desktop GPU!?
- I noticed that the Intel, AMD and Nvidia keynotes at CES all focused on their tech that is in laptops.
- And they all capitalized on thin and light laptop workstations, that are more powerful and more power efficient.
- With the hardware shortage, it must be easier to get hardware for mobile, than a CPU or GPU for desktop.
- And they are prioritizing OEM sales over consumer.
- Yeah, bunch of laptops if that’s your thing.
- Couple of games will ship with XeSS.
- Then we have Deep Link Hyper Encode working with Resolve.
- This really was not the announcement I was looking for and there were some things planned that the CES presentation left out.
- Creators & gamers are in desperate need of new GPUs.
- Teenage Venn should be able to buy a used 2060 for $150/200 in 2022.
- They sell for 500.
- AMD makes a good desktop & gaming card but Blender & Resolve are not welcome there.
- We need player 3, Intel.
Linux on Windows
- Rich Edmonds over at Windows Central wrote a great article titled “Tired of Windows? It’s time to give Linux a try.”
- This is so refreshing, especially since it is from an article on Windows Central:
- “After using Windows for more than two decades, I find myself no longer able to put up with it.”
- Rich talks about how With Linux there is choice.
- And that “Valve’s Proton is literal software magic.”
- And “Windows 11 became a living nightmare.”
- Linus, the squeaky one, needs to read this ;-)
- Yes Linus S., gaming IS ready on Linux!
Root Dolphin (RTheren)
- This has been one of the most requested features for KDE, root file operations are finally coming to the Dolphin file manager!
- Almost five years in the making, PolicyKit support in KIO, or the KDE Input/Output library was merged.
- This allows Dolphin and other KDE apps that use the KIO library to create, move, copy, trash, and delete files in non-user-owned locations.
- Support will arrive in Frameworks 5.91 in a little over a month.
- You can test it in KDE Neon Unstable or OpenSUSE Krypton or your favorite distro’s “unstable” KDE packages.
- Please file bugs on frameworks-kio if things don’t work right!
- Thanks to RTheren for submitting this news to our show-suggestzens in our Discord!
- The business model is Freemium.
- All local privacy features are free, and will remain so forever.
- Funded by their VPN sales.
- Comes in the form of a *.deb and the only dep it needed was libnetfilter Q1.
- Alright, this is a slick little app for new users.
- The interface is slick & simple. Even a Linus could figure it out.
- I tested the .deb on Ubuntu Mate 20.04.3 LTS, and it ran beautifully.
- My system was running Discord and Vivaldi at the time.
- The per app blocking, settings and rules are sweet!
- Portmaster is Alpha Software, so treat as such and expect bugs. Early Adopters are welcome.
- I will be including Portmaster in my essential list of tools to install with every new Linux distro.
- Like most people back in the day I dialed the effects in Compiz up to eleven.
- Spun a cube, jiggled a window… then torched it.
- Then I cut all that nonsense off.
- Thankfully this is a Gnome extension so I’ll never be tempted to relive those days.
- I still enjoy my wobbly windows.
- But now you can relive setting them on fire once again, and I am sure that makes for a happy Venn ;-)
- I like the Matrix and TV effects.
- There is a new web browser for the Disk Operating System called the MicroWeb web browser!
- But the big news here is that MicroWeb is made specifically to run on older 8088 class machines.
- To run MicroWeb you need:
- A 16bit 8088 processor, like in the original IBM PC or XT.
- A CGA, EGA, VGA or Hercules compatible graphics card
- A network interface
- 640k RAM is desirable. EMS/XMS are not required
- A mouse is optional
- My original IBM PC thanks you!
- I have run my favorite web browser for DOS, the Arachne web browser, on my XT before, and it is really slow, of course ;-)
- MicroWeb would be a lot faster.
- Making a CPU in Minecraft is sooooo 2016.
- Explaining it on Twitter Kate states:
- “Remember the lines here are polyphonic audio, i’m using them to carry eight bits each. multi-channel attenuverters make for a handy way to set a byte”
Slice of Pi
- This is cool, you can create your own Matrix server on your RasPi.