31 Years Of Linux & AMD Launches Ryzen 7000 Series

Linux turns 31! AMD launches the Ryzen 7000 series, Kdenlive enables parallel processing, and the first pictures of the Star 64 prototype.


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Timestamps:
00:00 Intro
05:29 New old audio things
09:05 Organized studio list
10:30 31 years of Linux
17:20 AMD Ryzen 7000 launch
23:40 KDEnLive 22.08
31:55 Pine 64 updates
41:10 New Linux handheld for gaming

Happy 31st Linux!

https://9to5linux.com/happy-31st-birthday-linux

  • This month has been a busy month of Linux software birthdays, including Debian turning 29, GNOME turning 25, and last week we covered XScreenSaver turning 30.
  • And this makes me feel even older.
  • Last Thursday, on August 25th Linux turned 31 years old! \:-D/
  • It was on August 25th, 1991, when 21-year-old Finnish student Linus Benedict Torvalds made his now-famous announcement on the comp.os.minix newsgroup that he’s working on a free operating system for 386(486) AT clones, just as a “hobby.”
    • Linus wrote:  “Hello everybody out there using minix –

I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones. This has been brewing since april, and is starting to get ready. I’d like any feedback on things people like/dislike in minix, as my OS resembles it somewhat (same physical layout of the file-system (due to practical reasons) among other things).

Linus”

  • Getting Slackware Linux installed with twenty-four 3½” floppy disks in 1993 was the start of my Linux journey . . .

 

AMD announcement

https://www.anandtech.com/show/17552/amd-details-ryzen-7000-launch-up-ryzen-7950x-coming-sept-27

  • No more 65w power sippers. 
  • AM5 can deliver as much as 230 W to processors with a maximum TDP of 170 W. 
  • No quad channel memory. 
  • No 64 lane hotness, boo! 
  • Maybe some adventurous motherboard manufacturer will split some PCIe 5.x lanes into x3 lanes and add some extra holes. 
  • AM4 coolers will be compatible but may require a spacer plate. 
  • No word on AM4 thermal paste compatibility.
  • Prices range from $299-699. 
  • Motherboards will start around $120. 
  • Comparable to last gen releases. 
  • What I think is cool and fascinating is that the core counts are the same as the last generation, but AMD really focused on speed increases, as well as a new AM5 architecture.
  • 4 chipsets are planned so far:  X670 Extreme, X670, B660 Extreme, and B660.
  • With X670 series boards available for the September launch, and B660 series boards set to follow in October.
  • AMD will now have better single core performance than Intel.



Kdenlive 22.08 

https://kdenlive.org/en/2022/08/kdenlive-22-08-released/

  • The open source video editor Kdenlive, or the KDE Non-Linear Video Editor, has a new 22.08 release with lots of new features.
  • Rendering now supports an experimental Parallel Processing feature for faster render speeds.
  • This release also includes enhancements to Kdenlive’s proxy clip generation system.
    • Which features GPU hardware accelerated NVENC and VAAPI proxy clip encoding.
    • Support for NVENC and VAAPI proxy clip encoding has been fixed.
  • Kdenlive debuted a built-in subtitle tool a few releases back, and now it gets an upgrade with support for basic styling of subtitles.
    • You can now quickly change font family, font size, outline color, shadows, background color, and more.
    • And you can import VTT (Web Video Text Tracks) and SBV (YouTube) subtitle files.
  • Lots of new effects:  Shear, Exposure, Color Temperature, Color Overlay and Chroma Noise Reduction to name a few.
  • It can now export guides as chapters. 
  • This will give you a preformatted bit of text to put in the video description to generate timestamps. 
  • Still doesn’t see any of my Blackmagic hardware from the capture tab. 
  • Why does kdenlive default to a 25fps project?
  • You know 99.99% of users should be defaulted to 60fps. 
  • People will miss that little popup in the project bin. 
  • Still have to manually add audio tracks before dragging a clip onto the timeline. 
  • I would like to see options for Rate Control, Lookahead, AQ Strength, keyframes, frame reordering, weighted predictions, and the ability to limit video bitrate during export. 
  • And a tab for audio. 

 

RISCy Pine

https://www.pine64.org/2022/08/28/august-update-risc-and-reward/

  • Spare parts for the PinePhone and PinePhone Pro are now in stock.
  • Updated SIM tray. 
  • People were feeding it SD cards. 
  • Star64 prototype. 
  • Stacked dual gigabit. 
  • Debian and Fedora have been ported to the Star5 so the heavy lifting is done. 
  • Pinecil V2 anti-counterfeit measures. 
  • There is a new companion app in the PineTime ecosystem called watchmate.
  • Watchmate is a companion app which runs on desktop and mobile Linux and is compatible with PineTime running InfiniTime.
  • The UI is far easier to use than the other apps available, and you can install it via Flatpak.
  • It already supports many features from InfiniTime, such as setting the time, reading battery level, recording the heart rate value, controlling media player and OTA firmware updates.
  • I just updated my PineTime with the new Watchmate app.
  • And Pine64 is asking the artists in the community for new PINE64-centered sticker design ideas.  For instructions, read the article in the show notes.

Slice of Pi

Handheld Pi 

https://forum.odroid.com/viewtopic.php?t=45143

  • Watch out, Steam Deck.
  • For $111 you will soon be able to get this gaming juggernaut.
  • ODROID-Go Ultra.
  • Running Ubuntu 20.04.4 with a gang or emulation cores.
  • 2GB LPDDR4
  • Quad-core ARM Cortex-A35
  • 5” screen.
  • You could do some N64/PS1 + Gamecube era gaming on this guy.
  • October 2022.
  • It is nice to see some great alternative Linux handhelds coming out because of the success of the Steam Deck.
  • GPD, of GPD Pocket fame, has also announced they are coming out with a new handheld.
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