Presonus Studio One 6.5 gets a Linux beta! Tuxedo Computers launches a nano AMD powerhouse, converting images into ASCII with Letterpress, and resurrecting PalmOs with a RasPi 2040.
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00:39 Jitsi Pi week 2
03:17 Talos Principle 2
04:32 Tuxedo Nano Pro micro PC
10:33 Presonus Studio One comes to Linux
23:17 Letterpress ASCII Art
25:37 PalmOS Pi
Tuxedo Nano (RTheren)
- German Linux hardware manufacturer TUXEDO Computers has a new mini Linux computer out, the TUXEDO Nano Pro – Gen12.
- And don’t be fooled by the Gen12 in the name! It does not have a 12th Gen Intel Core processor in it.
- But comes with either a Ryzen 5 7535U with 6 processor cores and 12 threads or the Ryzen 7 7735U with 8 cores and 16 threads.
- Up to 64 GB of DDR5 memory.
- Up to 4 TB of NVMe.
- Supports up to 4 monitors.
- And your choice of Ubuntu based TUXEDO OS, or Ubuntu, Kubuntu or Ubuntu Budgie 22.04, and if you need it, Windows 11 Home or Pro.
- And you have the option of Windows 11 as a virtual machine, which is nice.
- I configured a TUXEDO Nano Pro – Gen12, with full specs, which came out to 1.934,00 EUROS.
- But the base is 849,00 EUROS.
- If you need a high quality mini computer for digital signage, as a media PC, or as a work PC, this little box would have you covered!
- This is a rebadged ASRock Industrial 4×4 BOX-7735U.
- The barebones ASRock system would set you back $579.99.
- That same system from Tuxedo with the addition of 8Gb stick of memoryram will set you back 994,00 EUR.
- It does come with a 2-year warranty but so does the ASRock.
- Tuxedo has always been a wee on the high side and this one is no exception.
Presonus studio One is now Linux
- Studio One is the DAW from Presonus and it’s been kicking around since 2009.
- The latest version of Studio One (6.5) has a public beta version for Ubuntu Linux.
- It requires Wayland and a GPU that knows how to Vulkan.
- Basically it’s AMD only at the moment.
- It requires a system configured for Jack.
- They even have a section covering the new APIs needed to make their plug-in GUIs ready for use in Studio One on Linux.
- The *.deb is packaged for Ubuntu 23.04 so you’re going to have to do some work if you want it to run on Debian 12.
- libcairomm-1.16-1 libglibmm-2.68-1 libgtkmm-4.0-0 libjpeg62-turbo libkf5notifications5 libkf5wallet-bin libkf5wallet5 libpangomm-2.48-1 libsigc++-3.0-0
- You can download a 30 day demo from their webzone.
- Pro Tools and Ableton are the only two left not to support Linux.
- This could be big for Linux audio since Presonus makes a lot of hardware and they really like tying it into their DAW.
- Doing that would require prepper Linux drivers.
- Presonus could become the first vendor with official Linux support for their audio interfaces.
- Two big things that don’t work at the moment are LV2 plugins and plugin GUIs.
- They do mention thunderbolt as one of the features currently unavailable in the Linux version and that gives me hope as well.
- It’s awesome to see another DAW on Linux, and one that is looking towards the future with Wayland and AMD support!
Letterpress ASCII Art
- There is a new easy to use Flatpak application that I have been using that lets you convert pictures into ASCII art.
- It is called Letterpress, and you can save your ASCII art to a .txt file, copy it, and even adjust the resolution with the handy “width in characters” toggle, or with the pt size + or – toggle located in the Main Menu.
- I imported a picture of the classic Tux penguin to demonstrate. This one is in high resolution:
- This is by the same developer of the app Calligraphy that lets you convert text to ASCII art we talked about here on LWDW 378 last June.
- The developers name is gregorni on Gitlab, and is a young teenage developer from Germany.
Slice of Pi
- PalmOs lives again thanks to a RasPi 2040.
- Dmitry wanted to test rePalm on real hardware.
- So he created a custom kernel to run on Cortex-M processors
- A Raspberry Pi Pico for the win!
- And with a bit of help with a 480×800 display.