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    Carl Pei is leaving OnePlus

    As a reference 10 hours since last full charge (no charging in between). 57% left. 4hrs 19min SOT so far.
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    Carl Pei is leaving OnePlus

    It's far brighter than the Pixel was. Right now I have it at about 50% and it's about where my Pixel would be brightness wise at 70-75%. And yes 120hz screen.
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    Carl Pei is leaving OnePlus

    So got my OnePlus 8T+ 5G today. Holy crap what a phone for the price. It's gorgeous. The screen is beyond gorgeous. It's super fast and oh so smooth. The Camera IMO is actually quite impressive. The Nightscape is easily just as good as Nightsight on my old Pixel 4XL. Battery life so far...
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    Carl Pei is leaving OnePlus

    Money talks in this industry. Amazon probably handed OnePlus a good chunk of change. While I don't like any vendor doing this as long as it can be uninstalled I can deal with it.
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    Carl Pei is leaving OnePlus

    My Pixel 4XL has the dreaded battery question mark issue. https://ifixelectronics.com.au/pixel-4-xl-design-flaw-explained/ So instead of having it repaired under warranty I'm JUMPing to OnePlus 8T+ 5G. It's only $750 for a 6.55 screen, 120Hz, 12GB RAM, 256GB storage , IP-68 rated and the...
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    Ready to make the move to Linux

    Anything Ubuntu is a pretty safe bet. Ubuntu based is also a safe bet. Pop_OS! for example is a wonderful Ubuntu based distro that is quite nice for gaming. HDR typically depends on the hardware you're using and driver support. For example Nvidia's proprietary driver doesn't support it yet...
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    Cubey has screwed the pooch. Need some suggestions

    You can still sudo apt install compiz ;)
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    Cubey has screwed the pooch. Need some suggestions

    Compiz and Compton were dropped back in 19.10 because they were no longer needed by default for a good desktop experience.
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    Cubey has screwed the pooch. Need some suggestions

    Probably about the same time my Arch installs break. I've been using Arch for my desktops/laptops for years. I have NEVER had one break. Wish I could say the same about Windows.
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    Cubey has screwed the pooch. Need some suggestions

    Oh yes...let's the pass the buck onto Dell even though Windows 10 has been a piece of shit since the beginning. Let's just look at their issues in the last few months: breaking printers, breaking Internet connectivity, breaking Fresh Start, breaking OneDrive and Outlook. The list goes on from...
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    Cubey has screwed the pooch. Need some suggestions

    I've had Arch systems on drives that didn't boot for 6 months. Upgraded with zero problems. All this FUD about how Linux "breaks" is bullshit. What breaks is Windows. Took my work laptop (2019 XPS15) 3 times to install that piece of shit 2004 build because it would simply randomly fail it's...
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    Cubey has screwed the pooch. Need some suggestions

    Anything Ubuntu based will be more than fine. Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Budgie, etc, etc, etc. KDE Neon. Peppermint. Pop_OS! Elementary. You can't really go wrong. Just pick one and move on or go for the gusto and go Arch. ;)
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    How important is cloud storage for photos vs local?

    I use Google Photos for me and the wife. Free unlimited storage. Sure there's a tradeoff with them compressing them down to 12MP (which for us is more than adequate) but free and unlimited win out. That said I've looked into self-hosting with NextCloud and the like and while I could do it the...
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    Snap Debate

    I don't see an issue with Canonical owning Snapcraft.io. Someone has to own that stuff somewhere. The problem I see is the fact that to actually get the benefit from Snap security from confinement you need AppArmor. Not all distros use that. For example on Arch I can install snapd and then...
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    Snap Debate

    The fact that Canonical controls the Snap store bothers people.
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