Raspberry Pi 5 Impressions and Fake Snap Apps

Automatic CPU speed & power optimization for your laptop, fake apps sneak into the Snap store, hands-on with Presonus Studio One Linux beta, and Raspberry Pi 5 specs and pricing.


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00:00 Intro
01:33 New GPU
04:56 Fake apps in the Snap store
10:08 Auto CPU Freq 2.0
15:14 Studio One hands-on
20:11 Raspberry Pi 5

Aw Snap


  • A handful of fake crypto apps were uploaded to the Snap store last week. 
  • One was a phishing app disguised as the official app for Ledger. 
  • The apps (they know of) have been removed and automatic registration of Snaps have been suspended for the time being. 
  • In my opinion, manual reviews should be mandatory for official apps and should be submitted by the creators, not 3rd parties. 
  • Basically anything touching account information. 

Auto CPU 2.0 


  • If you have a laptop you probably already know about auto-cpufreq, or at least you should.
  • It’s like cpufreq but smarter. 
  • Instead of having static governors like ondemand and performance it takes a couple of things into consideration before ramping things to 11. 
  • Things like, is the laptop plugged in or on battery, CPU temp, and overall system load. 
  • This results in better battery life and better overall performance. 
  • Oh yeah, it’s got a GUI.  
  • Auto-cpufreq is an awesome open source command-line utility based on Python that lets you automatically optimize cpu speed and battery power.
  • The tool monitors your CPU and prints metrics on the terminal such as the CPU usage, frequency and temperature of each CPU core.
  • As well as, monitors the state of your battery, system load, and turbo boost management.
  • Auto-cpufreq V2.0 is out, which now has a handy GUI Gtk application as well as the CLI.
  • This tool is especially helpful with those of us who have laptops that eat up a lot of battery power quickly.
  • I have used this tool on many of my Linux laptops since it came out in 2020.
  • And on one of my Arch based laptops, I literally got an hour more usage from my battery because of it.
  • Another cool feature is that you can run auto-cpufreq in a monitor mode, or in a “live” mode that is temporary until you reboot the computer.

Presonus Studio One 6.5 Linux BETA


  • Last week I I told you about and this week I can tell you what it’s like. 
  • Studio One is the inhouse DAW from Presonus and it has a fanbase. 
  • The Linux beta is limited. 
  • Install was straightforward because I followed the directions. 
  • Installed the correct version of Ubuntu +Waylan and Jack. 
  • Ended up using KDE since Gnome did not like it when I purged PipeWire. 
  • Apt install and you’re done. 
  • Works with Jack and ALSA. 
  • Crashes when importing WAV files over 1GB. 
  • Only the builtin plugins have GUIs. 
  • Control surface worked but just. 

Slice of Pi

Pi 5


  • SOC is a Broadcom BCM 2712, not quite as fast as the RK3588.
  • Prices are at $60 for the 4GB model, and $80 for the 8GB model.
  • Funky ribbon PCIe connector. 
  • NVME and PCIe addons will require a HAT. 
  • Two cooling options come in the form of a metal block with fins pointing the wrong way and the classic R&W plastic but with 100% more fan.
  • Yes, you’re going to need active cooling on these critters unless you enjoy living that thermally throttled lyfe.  
  • I’m holding off on preordering until good cases start rolling out. 
  • There is some exciting news in the Raspberry Pi ecosystem, the much anticipated Raspberry Pi 5 was just announced last Thursday by Eben Upton, CEO of Raspberry Pi Ltd.
  • You can preorder a RasPi 5 right now for the release at the end of this month, October.
  • The last time we saw a new release of the Raspberry Pi, was the Raspberry Pi 4 back in June of 2019 which has sold 14 million units to date.
  • And then the pandemic and hardware shortages happened, and the rest is history.
  • Both me and Venn here on LWDW have talked in depth about our concern for Raspberry Pi’s future, given the rapid tooling, availability and faster speeds of its competitors.
  • And how hard, and how expensive it was to get a hold of a Raspberry Pi.
  • The Raspberry Pi’s incredible ecosystem and open source community is what has helped it to survive.
  • And it has some great specs:
    • The RasPi5 should be 2-3x faster with a 2.4GHz quad-core 64-bit Arm Cortex-A76 CPU
    • Faster graphic performance with the VideoCore VII GPU, supporting OpenGL ES 3.1, Vulkan 1.2
    • RAM in 4GB and 8GB models
    • Dual 4Kp60 HDMI display output
    • High-speed microSD card interface
    • 2 × USB 3.0 ports, supporting simultaneous 5Gbps operation
    • Gigabit Ethernet, with PoE+ support which requires a special Power over Ethernet HAT coming soon
    • PCIe 2.0 x1 interface
    • And, of course, the Raspberry Pi standard 40-pin GPIO header
  • But there are two other features which I am extremely excited about, and this one is simple, the Raspberry Pi 5 has a dedicated Power Button!
  • And it uses silicon designed in‑house by the Raspberry Pi company, which is a first.
  • And Venn will give you his thoughts, and let you know the pricing of the Raspberry Pis.