Running your favourite Linux distro with Android 13, OBS adds official support for Flatpak, ChromeOS does a Flex, and Inkscape gets a UX overhaul.
03:59 10 Gig deals
08:49 OBS AJA & Flatpak support
12:44 ChromeOS Flex
16:39 Linux on Android 13
22:32 Inkscape 1.2 alpha
31:38 Pico USB Pi
OBS Studio 27.2
- There is a new option in General settings to hide OBS Studio’s main window while capturing.
- This is wonderful for background capturing, or if you just want to capture audio.
- Also, if monitor space is limited, and you only have a single monitor setup.
- This is a huge OBS release that lots of content creators will love.
- Big news in this release is the support for AJA capture devices.
- This was a massive undertaking and the team at AJA were an active part of the development and integration.
- Unlike Blackmagic, who never lifted a finger.
- AV1 encoders are now in an experimental state for those of you with the CPU to drive them.
- Updated browser source.
- And the unthinkable happened, Flatpak is now official.
- Keep in mind, future plugin support will require some work on the end of plugin developers.
Chrome OS Flex
- Google has just made their free to use cloud based Chrome OS officially available for PC and Macs, and calls it Chrome OS Flex.
- Chrome OS Flex can be easily installed on computers you already own by running it on a live USB and then installing it, just like other Linux distros.
- And it’s easy to deploy across your fleet with USB or network deployment.
- You can use the Google Admin console to manage updates and configure device policies remotely.
- This is great for schools, because they can use their existing infrastructure, computer labs, and it saves them money from buying more Chromebooks.
- Honestly, I have been waiting for Google to do this for quite some time, especially because of the success of Chromebooks.
- 64-bit only and it will need 4GB or RAM.
- Chrome OS Flex is not stable enough to use as your daily driver.
- installing Chrome OS Flex will wipe the existing data on your hard drive.
- Google doesn’t recommend that you install the operating system at this time.
- As far as the user experience, it’s ChromeOS minus the Android apans and play store.
Linux/Windows on Android
- The newly released Android 13 developer preview is out.
- And there is something very special about this release.
- Full virtualization is now possible on hardware, such as the Google Pixel 6 smartphone.
- This means that you can run any operating system, including Windows 11, and Linux distributions such as Ubuntu or Arch Linux Arm on the Google Tensor-powered phone, and do so at near-native speed.
- Several Linux distros have already been tested: Ubuntu 21.10, Arch Linux Arm, Void Linux, and Alpine Linux.
- And Windows 11.
- Google enabling virtualization in Android is very welcome.
- I have been running a full Linux desktop on Android since the beginning, using tools like Andronix, Debian noroot . .
- Android developer Danny Lin showed off that he was able to run Full-blown virtual machines with the KVM hypervisor (near-native performance) on Pixel 6 + Android 13 DP1.
- Protected KVM is optional and can be enabled on a per-VM basis.
- Full KVM functionality is available for non-protected VMs.
Inkscape 1.2 alpha
- Inkscape 1.1.2 has been released with lots of bug fixes, and improves translations for 15 languages.
- But that is not the big news here. The exciting news is that the Inkscape 1.2 alpha has been released with major UX changes and new features.
- You can now have multiple pages in one document, thus allowing you to import multi-page PDF documents and export them.
- The color palette has been refactored to make finding colors easier, which includes palette previews, easier scrolling and multi-line palette views.
- New snapping guides to align objects on the canvas.
- A new gradient panel allows for easier fine-tuning of gradients.
- Go grab the AppImage and take Inkscape 1.2 alpha for a spin!
Slice of Pi
- You can add additional USB port to RP2040.
- The RP2040 microcontroller has several Programmable IO (PIO) cores, which are essentially standalone state machines that read/write directly from memory to the GPIO pins.
- Unlike bitbanging the pins with the CPU, you can implement much more timing-sensitive protocols while reducing CPU usage at the same time.
- There’s demos of people implementing VGA out, digital audio, all sorts of interesting protocols.
- It’s a tinker WIP right now so expect changes.
- That’s because prices change. When I made the video it was $79, now it’s $67, and a few months ago it was $85.
- If you are relying on a price listed in the “title, thumbnail, description or pinned comment” it’s most likely incorrect.