Recent content by mlcarson

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    what is your best gpu that is just colecting dust

    Just gave my GTX 980 to my nephew so he can wait a bit longer for pricing to return to something a bit more normal. It's been gathering dust since my 1080TI purchase 4 years ago which was only $750. Weird that I could probably sell that for the same price or more than what I originally...
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    Windows 11 May Not Run on Early Ryzen, Threadripper, Skylake-X, or Any Pre-2016 Intel PC

    Installing Linux is not the pain it once was. Most Distro's use Calamares and it's just as easy as Windows. Office should not be a concern for anybody at this point. I use Softmaker Office 2021 which has a native Linux install and think it's better than Microsoft Office for what I use it...
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    A fresh new Firefox is here

    Looks like I'm going back to Chromium. Was never a big fan of Firefox anyway.
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    I microwaved a R9 390X gaming and now my pc won't run after 3rd time

    I guess we all have an idea what another Carrington Event would do to our graphic cards now...
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    Unicomp Tenkeyless (IBM SSK) Preorder

    I've discovered some issues which don't seem to occur on your standard cheap keyboard. I've been doing some Linux distro testing and on reboots -- I've run into a the following problems: 1. Keyboard simply doesn't work 2. Keyboard partially works (one of the keys that consistently doesn't work...
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    Unicomp Tenkeyless (IBM SSK) Preorder

    I don't think there was when I ordered but in any case, I like the whites. It was just a surprise since my last Unicomp didn't have them.
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    Unicomp Tenkeyless (IBM SSK) Preorder

    And after a year, my Mini-M has arrived. Biggest surprise so far is that some of the keys are actually white; my original Model-M had all grey keys. This keyboard has the same key layout as my original model-M (2011 vintage) with respect to the Alt and windows keys which is a positive. The...
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    Unicomp Tenkeyless (IBM SSK) Preorder

    Well, 3/20/21 has come and gone and I haven't received mine or any shipping indication. I kind of take that back. I just logged onto their site and see a UPS shipping number from 2/26 when I last posted but UPS doesn't acknowledge that it exists. I then dug down deeper into their details and...
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    Im gona do it...second opinions

    Definitely not for me. I don't really see the attraction but I hope you enjoy it for the amount you just spent on it.
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    Unicomp Tenkeyless (IBM SSK) Preorder

    They've finally emailed those that did pre-orders on 2/24 with a release date for the Mini-M. That's supposed to be on or before 3/20/21 so they're about a year late. The price has gone up since then and they're honoring the original price but the shipping charge via UPS ground is $22.25 to...
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    Unicomp Tenkeyless (IBM SSK) Preorder

    They seem to be in Kentucky. It's not really known as being a draconian leftist enclave. I've been waiting since last January which is ridiculous.
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    U.S. to allow small drones to fly over people at night

    Am I the only one who thinks that packages are going to regularly arrive on my roof? And possibly down the chimney on Christmas eve?
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    AMD’s RX 6000 GPUs to Boost Perf With Ryzen 5000 CPUs via Smart Memory Access

    Is this strictly a hardware benefit or is it dependent on driver? I'm wondering if the same performance increases come when using Linux. If so, are the proprietary drivers a requirement?
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    Ready to make the move to Linux

    The problem with Ubuntu is that it's becoming Windows lite. Canonical acts like Microsoft with their tracking and have way too cozy of a relationship with Microsoft and their WSL2. I like that Debian embraces FOSS.
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    Ready to make the move to Linux

    I went with Debian stable and then used backports to get the latest kernel and Nvidia driver there. I paired it with the KDE desktop -- not sure why somebody would pick something differently now. Other desktops used to have performance advantages but I don't really think that's the case now...