Lambda launches a Linux powered laptop build for learning, installing Flatpaks from Firefox with Flatline, Davinci Resolve 18 enters the cloud, and dealing with non-free firmware on Debian.
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06:30 Lambda AI laptop
12:55 Debian non-free firmware
21:35 Davinci Resolve 18 on Linux
27:45 Flatpak from the browser
AI Linux laptop
- Oh, this is exciting news! Here is the Razer x Lambda Tensorbook, the world’s most powerful Ubuntu Linux laptop designed for deep learning.
- And you heard that right, Razer!
- Lambda, a provider of deep learning infrastructures, has teamed up with Razer, to build a Linux-powered laptop for deep learning.
- An Intel i7-11800 Octo-Core processor featuring up to 4.6GHz clock speeds
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q graphics card with 16GB VRAM
- Up to 64GB 3200 MHz DDR4 memory
- A 15.6-inch 2K (2560x1440p) 165Hz display
- The Tensorbook laptop comes with the Lambda GPU Cloud service and the full Lambda Stack, which includes software like NVIDIA CUDA, cuDNN, PyTorch, TensorFlow, Keras, Caffe, and Caffe 2.
- As well as the NVIDIA drivers and various other useful Linux tools like build-essential, GNU Emacs, Git, htop, GNU Screen, tmux, Valgrind, and Vim.
- Look at how thin and sleek this laptop is for all that power.
- Razer has always done a great job making lean and powerful laptops.
- I have been waiting for Razer to release a Linux laptop, as they have been talking about it for quite some time.
- One of the Razer representatives was at the Open Source Summit I went to in San Diego in 2019, and he asked me if I would like to review Razer products for use on Linux and with Linux installed. I said absolutely, and recently did get an email from them.
- Comes with one year of Lambda engineering support and warranty.
- At that price I would expect Alder Lake in the CPU department.
- Price wise it’s comparable to the Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model.
- 3,499.00 – 4,999.00.
- Windows 10 Pro is an extra $500.
- Remember the good old days when the only firmware you needed was for your wifi chipset?
- Times have changed.
- Back in the day firmware was usually loaded on the device but those days are long gone.
- Why? It’s cheaper to not include the flash on the device and ship a binary blob.
- Debian includes some free firmware binaries but more often than not you need the non-free to get up and going.
- There can be confusion when installing Debian.
- Chances are you want the non-free images that contain the needed firmware for your PC.
- If you click the download button from the webzone it takes you to the download page that auto starts a download without firmware.
- At least that page lets you know that non-free exists and where to download it.
- Granted, there is a bit of philosophical booga-booga around the links.
- No longer pretending the non-free images are unofficial seems like a good move.
- I’m curious what everyone else thinks since I come from a time of not expecting a Linux install to work on the first go, much less install without issues.
- This is definitely a problem that Debian has faced for quite some time.
- Especially since many new laptops don’t have wired ethernet, and proprietary firmware blobs are often needed to get Belkin, Realtek and Broadcom wi-fi cards working.
- I have needed to use the non-free Debian images for this reason.
Resolve 18 McCloud
- The Object Mask feature appears to be missing on Linux in b1.
- Presentations, Object Mask, Dolby Atmos and a few others are still being worked on.
- No hiccups during the upgrade.
- No problems with the DNxHD ingest or HEVC export.
- This will upgrade your DB and it’s not reversible, be warned & backup.
- Blackmagic Cloud Store Mini costs $2,995 and the eGPU chonkers are 40K+.
- Resolve can now create lightweight proxy media and ship it to everyone on the project.
- Editors, colourists, FX can all work on the same project in realtime from around the globe.
- This is a great price, the Blackmagic Cloud Project Server only costs $5 per library per month.
- And only the host pays for it, not the collaborators.
- And when you delete your project library you no longer pay.
- Transitions in the Shape, Iris, and Wipe categories of the Effects Library now have a checkbox that lets you easily reverse the direction of the transition.
Flat from browser
- A simple extension that, through appstream, opens GNOME Software directly in the app’s details panel.
- Oh cool! Another awesome Add-on for Firefox.
- Open selected apps directly in GNOME Software by clicking Install from Flathub or apps.gnome.
- This is so convenient, especially since I usually use and install Flatpak apps via terminal.
- And you do have to have Flatpak installed with Flathub repositories and the GNOME Software app center.
Slice of Pi
- Do you want to eavesdrop on birds?
- Ya know, without their bridy consent?
- This is a slick install for any Pi running the latest Raspberry Pi OS Lite (64-bit) image.
- 24/7 recording from any USB sound card/microphone, spectrograms, live audio stream, charts and stuff.
- 1984 wasn’t just a book.
- Aahhhww, this is so sweet! Especially for those interested in finding out what birds live in their area.
- And is a great tool for scientific research to track the population of different bird species.