Red Hat is moving to Wayland, Mozilla opens their Mastodon instance to the public, kernel 6.1 comes to Pi OS, and NVIDIA puts a 16GB Tie on the 4060.
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00:00 Firewire audio on Linux
02:28 B-day celebrations
05:53 Mozilla Mastodon invites
10:03 Red Hat depreciates X11
16:16 16GB NVIDIA Ties
28:28 RasPiOS gets kernel 6.1
- Aww, I thought it was going to be a new social media network.
- Mozilla is opening their mastodon instance to the public.
- Better late than never?
- You can apply for a beta invite.
- Still waiting on my Blue Sky invite.
- Mozilla announced at the end of last year that they were getting ready to create a Mastodon instance for the public.
- Well now you can join a waitlist to get on mozilla.social.
- I joined the waitlist a few days ago, and haven’t heard back yet.
- Mozilla does believe that “the potential of the Fediverse is bigger and broader than Mastodon alone” but that this is a first step to a decentralized network away from corporate controlled social media.
- I am hoping Mozilla will eventually create their own app for Masdon, with hopefully, easier discoverability and search.
- That may very well be what the waitlist is for.
- Xorg will not be included in RHEL 10.
- It stays a supported part of RHEL 9 until at least 2032.
- This gives companies almost a decade to make the switch.
- I told you Wayland was only 10 years away!
- And remember, it’s the Xorg server that’s being deprecated, not the ability to run X11 applications via XWayland.
- You’re going to run into applications that have issues with Wayland (OBS) and ones that flat don’t work like Barrier.
- RHEL workstations are not uncommon in engineering, academia, and media production.
- I expect XFCE will be ready by late 2031’ish.
- With some luck X12 will be ready by then.
- The X.org display server being deprecated in future releases I saw coming, especially as a Fedora user, where Wayland was already the default display server.
- And as a Steam Deck user whose default is Wayland.
- Red Hat also deprecated ipset and iptables-nft.
- As a replacement, use the nft command-line tool provided by the nftables package.
- We were joking about this a week ago on the LGC preshow.
- Rumor has it that the 4060Ti will come in 8 & 16GB variants.
- The 4060 will be 8GB and on the shelves in July.
- Personally, I’m holding out for the 24GB 4050.
- Would you pay $500 for a 4060Ti 16GB?
- I wouldn’t, and that’s coming from someone with a 3060.
- A $399 12GB 4060 would get my attention but not until AV1 injections are widely supported.
- AMD said they were releasing some new cards this quarter and that’s something to keep an eye out for.
- And something I am happy about: the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti graphics card will come in various small form factors and compact ITX options making them great for small PC builds.
- And it will require close to only 150-160W while gaming, or even lower, which is 25% lower than its predecessor, the 3060 Ti.
- There’s also 32 MB of L2 cache on board the GPU which is an 8x increase over the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti.
- With how successful the middle of the line 60 series of cards have been in the past, like the popular GTX 1060 that I used for quite a few years, the 2060 and 3060, it is smart for Nvidia to offer both memory options.
- Nvidia has been a bit chincy on their memory offerings on GPUs compared to AMD, so it is a good thing they are offering a 16GB option, especially on the RTX 4060Ti.
- It’s 2023, and by now, shouldn’t the default be at least 12GB for all models?, just sayin! LOL
Slice of Pi
- There is a new release of the Debian based Raspberry Pi OS available to download, and it arrives with a new Linux Kernel 6.1.
- Previous versions of Raspberry Pi OS used the older Linux Kernel 5.15 LTS.
- The newer kernel offers improved hardware support, new drivers, performance boosts, and better security.
- And it also includes new gamepad support for the Hori Fighting Commander ONE and 8BitDo Pro 2 wired controller.
- This update also features updated software, including Chromium 113, Mathematic 13.2.1, Matlab 23.1.0, and Raspberry Pi Imager 1.7.4.
- There is also an updated VLC hardware acceleration patch which should deliver better media playback.
- And a new Raspberry Pi firmware, updates to libcamera, libcamera-apps, and picamera2 which includes EXIF date and time tags.
- Open the Terminal and run sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade to upgrade the OS, or just download the latest ISO and flash it to an SD card.
- Now we just need more Raspberry Pis available to test out the new software.