Chromebooks from Framework, Intel Arc GPU pricing, new AMD hotness, and non-code contributions to open-source projects.
05:40 Ryzen 7600X and 7950X
09:45 Intel announces Arc A770
16:45 Framework Chromebook
22:00 Non-Code Contributions to Open Source
33:20 DIY Pi drone resources
- The 7000 series in the new hotness from AMD.
- These little guys can happily run at 90C, a temperature that would signal cooling failure on the previous gen.
- Will this be the first CPU a Hyper 212 can’t handle?
- AMD also says that it plans to include an “Eco Mode”
- A 105 W CPU will drop to a 65 W TDP, and a 170 W processor will drop to a 105 W TDP.
- The first ones out of the gate are the 7950X $699 and the 7600X $299.
- Maintains compatibility with the AM4-based CPU cooler you’re already using.
- This will require the use of a shim for height.
- The Ryzen 7000 series also come with IGPUs, which are not as powerful as their APUs, but are good for light work and light gaming.
- This is actually quite convenient to test out a new system without a GPU, or to use the new Ryzen’s for server side.
Arc Alchemist Desktop GPUs are finally here!!
- Intel has finally announced it’s Arc Alchemist Desktop graphics card, the Arc A770 Limited Edition GPU.
- It is the flagship of the Arc Alchemist desktop series, which will launch on October 12th.
- The A770 features a full ACM-G10 GPU with 32 Xe-Cores and either 8GB or 16GB memory.
- At Intel Innovation, Intel CEO confirms that the A770 will cost $329.
- Intel, take my money $$$!! I want the 16GB version.
- And Intel GPUs are one of the best open source options for the Linux community!
- Even Linus Torvalds himself was present on stage for the announcement, and that is rare indeed!
- Intel got medieval with the pricing at $329.
- If that’s for the 16GB model.
- If that’s for the 8GB they are in trouble.
- All of the Intel benchmarks look like Intel benchmarks so they are worthless.
- This guy is supposed to trade blows with the two year old 3060 non Ti.
- A card you can buy used on eBay for under $300.
- Wait for the November 3 RDNA3 announcement.
- Google must have cut them a cheque.
- Not going to hate on it since it’s the only Chromebook I would buy.
- Why? Because you can upgrade the little bugger.
- I’m not a fan of disposable hardware.
- Do you want a Chromebook that you can play Steam games on?
- Well, then, the new Framework Laptop Chromebook Edition is a great option.
- Yes, the company Framework, well known for its modular, sustainable and upgradeable laptops has teamed up with Google to bring you ChromeOS on a laptop.
- The Framework Laptop Chromebook Edition specs:
- 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1240P processor with 4+8 CPU cores
- 8GB Memory, which is upgradeable of course!
- Iris Xe Graphic
- 256GB Storage
- The laptop is up for pre-order starting at $999 for US and Canada only, with shipments expected to begin in early December.
- Framework, make me an upgradeable tablet.
Non-Code Contributions to Open Source
- It’s good to drag this out every now and again.
- You don’t have to be a developer in order to help open-source projects or Linux in general.
- Contributing documentation, translations, and bug reports are things you can help projects with.
- Writing, fixing, and polishing the install guides is a big one for me.
- It’s something I have been publicly doing for the last twelve years.
- More than one github repo links back to Linuxgamecast.
- It’s not sexy work and you will never become YouTube famous for it but it needs to be done.
- Another thing you can do is show people how you use the project in your workflow.
- Write good bug reports with developer empathy in mind.
- If you’re going to be a cheerleader, be an honest one.
- E.g. Don’t blindly say GIMP does everything PS does or that KDEnlive does everything Resolve does.
- You don’t want to set false expectations.
- There are so many ways you can contribute to open source without contributing to code.
- This article is very thoughtful and thorough with ideas on ways to contribute.
- Alpha and Beta testing
- Writing articles and tutorials, and making YouTube tutorials like Venn does.
- Advocating and advertising, letting users know about your project.
- As video podcasters me and Venn do that here weekly on LWDW.
Slice of Pi
ButterPi in the Sky
- I’ve somehow managed to not buy a drone and that’s for the best.
- However, if you are into DIY aerial shenanigans this is a good place to get started.
- This covers the components needed to make a RasPi drone.
- Batteries, motors, frames, GPS, propellers, remotes and cameras.
- Everything you need to have a couple of hundred dollars worth of tech crash