Kernel 6.0 is a Ninja Sloth, System76 releases a 12th Gen Galago Pro, Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS is ready for public consumption, and installing a professional sound card on Linux.
05:14 OBS 28 and Websockets
07:59 Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS & Nvidia hybrid default
11:59 12th gen Galago Pro
19:19 Linux 6.0 is a ninja sloth
23:09 Pro sound on Linux
32:29 Anti-Tracking Pi
Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS (RTheren)
- The first point release of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS is now available to download.
- Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS combines all of the bug fixes, app updates, performance tweaks, and security patches rolled out to the “Jammy Jellyfish” since its April debut.
- The snap-packaged version of Firefox should start a little faster.
- Updated NVIDIA graphics drivers.
- Latest GNOME Shell 42 point release.
- Also this big change: Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS will default to Wayland on hybrid systems with NVIDIA graphics drivers but default to Xorg for non-hybrid systems with NVIDIA graphics.
- This is only a point release of the OS, and if you are already running “Jammy Jellyfish” you will automatically get 22.04.1 when you next run a full update.
- And as usual Ubuntu makes new installation images for each point release, so if you go to the downloads page, you will get a shiny new 22.04.1 image.
- Also, if you are running 20.04 “Focal Fossa,” or the previous short-term release 21.10 “Impish Indri,” then you can expect to receive 22.04 update notifications any time now.
- Point releases usually include anything new and some would say they are the one to wait on.
- Not everything goes smoothly between major versions and the job of point release is to tidy up the rough edges.
- No need to upgrade since this will come in as regular updates.
- The fine folks at System76, the makers of awesome computers and laptops powered by Linux, have a new version of their Galago Pro slim and light laptop available.
- The updated Galago Pro specs are:
- 14″ 1080P Matte Display
- 12th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7
- Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
- Up to 64 GB of memory
- System76 Open Firmware
- Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS or Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
- Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5
- I configured a Galago Pro with 16GB of RAM, 500GB NVMe drive for $1,127.00.
- I am in the market for a light powerful laptop to travel and go to Linux conferences with, and this one is at the top of my list!
- I would hold off on 12 gen Intel + Linux for a while longer.
- If you have a 12th Gen you should be running kernel 5.18+ for the thread director.
- That said, you get a System 76 for the support and other niceties like open firmware.
- Matte screen.
- $1,552.00 for one I would begrudgingly carry around.
- There is also a flash sale on the 11th gen.
- System76, I went looking for Threadripper Pros and came up empty.
- This release was created to avoid the confusion of releases in the 20s, like 5,20.
- Torvalds says that “6.0 looks to be another fairly sizable release.”
- Most of the updates are improvements to the GPU, networking and sound.
- And the Rusty bits are coming soon.
- Yeah, I know we missed out on having kernel 5.20 but…
- RIP Superb Owl, hello *Hurr durr I’ma ninja sloth*
- This release includes 13,099 changed files, 1,280,295 insertions and 341,210 deletions.
- More than half of it is yet another AMD GPU register dump.
- Some AI bits as well.
Pro sound on Linux
- Ever want to install a pro sound card on Linux.
- Like, a real one?
- This is one of the biggest baddest audio interfaces.
- Replacing the 9632 in the studio.
- Yes, you have to compile drivers.
- No, you probably don’t want one.
Slice of Pi
- Matt Edmondson presented this research project at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas last week.
- His talk was titled “Chasing Your Tail With a Raspberry Pi”, and you can look at the slides from the presentation to find out more information.
- Edmondson says that in the future, the device could be modified to send a text alert instead of showing them on the screen.
- Also, a GPS unit could be added so you can see where you were when you were being tracked,
- And something I really found fascinating: He is also interested in adding the capability to detect tire-pressure monitoring systems that could show recurring nearby vehicles.
- Paranoid people have hobbies too.
- For around $200 you can build a handy tool that scans for nearby devices and alerts you if the same phone is detected in a 20 minute window.
- In theory this could let you know that you are being tailed or driving in LA.
- It fits in a shoebox and runs on a Pi3.
- A portable charger powers the system and a handy touchscreen shows the alerts.
- It includes an ignore list for known devices.
- I can think of several ways to make this a highly irresponsible IRL game.
- Moral of the story, power down your mobiles when tailing someone.
- Or put a few airtags behind the license plate, like a normal person.