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    "More Secure" Architecture?

    Been using AIX and PowerPC since the late 2000’s. My first exposure to IBM PowerPC was Power4 Processors and AIX 5.1. Wish I could run AIX at home. I prefer AIX to any Linux distribution at this point. One thing I will say about x86 is that virtualization is much simpler on x86 compared to...
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    Old supermicro board question

    Hah! I thought I was the only person using an old ass system like this for gaming!
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    Chrome OS Flex

    When the product is free, you’re the product… I’ve been avoiding google products and services for the better part of a decade now.
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    $80 laptop anyone? Evolve III Maestro E-Book 11.6" Laptop Computer - Dark Grey

    Found this, might help people getting these things to work after blowing away the factory image: https://www.evolveiii.com/e3-downloads/E3 Driver.zip Still hoping to find a source for updated BIOS images, but this is useful too.
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    $80 laptop anyone? Evolve III Maestro E-Book 11.6" Laptop Computer - Dark Grey

    I'm waiting for more distro's to start adopting Kernel 5.19 that is supposed to have better compatibility with the WIFI and Sound chips on this piece of shit. I just ended up reflashing it with the Windows 10 image it came with and tried stripping it down as lean as possible. I haven't been...
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    Can't update 2009 Macbook Pro

    You could try a Mac OS Install Patcher to see if you can get a slightly newer than supported version running on there. I've had decent luck with it in the past: http://dosdude1.com/
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    Question about networking

    You can't just use the existing coax to pull the cat6 through?
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    Question about networking

    If you do powerline networking you'll need something to bridge the phases, or else you'll only have communications on one phase. I personally would just rip out all the damn coax and run cat6 or better. You could try doing wireless everywhere. Depends on what your bandwidth/latency...
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    New Ubuntu 22.04 server, have an empty hdd that will not spin down.

    Are you sure you want the drive spinning down/up that often? That is the most stressful time for a spinning drive like that. Might be better to let it stay spinning even if it's completely idle/empty.
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    Your CPU progression

    Intel 486 66mhz Cyrix PR166+ 133mhz Intel Celeron 433mhz @ 590mhz (Deschutes) Intel Celeron 600mhz @ 1020mhz (Coppermine) Intel Celeron 1100mhz @ 1300mhz (Coppermine) Intel Celeron 1300mhz @ 1600mhz (Tualatin) Intel Pentium 4C 2.4ghz @ 3.4ghz (Northwood) Intel Celeron D 320 2.4ghz @ 4.0ghz...
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    Server build for work

    May I ask what industry this is for?
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    Server build for work

    Truth. Yes, you can build your own server-grade machine. Yes, most pre-built server-grade servers are just using off the shelf parts. But you don't want to be on the hook when you run into some edge case incompatibility or have to chase down a OEM for warranty support when you're server is down.
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    $80 laptop anyone? Evolve III Maestro E-Book 11.6" Laptop Computer - Dark Grey

    Mine is an 11v2. BIOS build date of 12/31/2020. I've been trying to figure out who is the OEM for this thing, maybe there is a newer BIOS/Firmware version that can improve things.
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    What to look for in a DOCSIS modem?

    Didnt know about this Intel Puma business. Good thing I haven’t bought the Arris SB6190 I’ve been thinking about getting! I just upgraded to 600Mbit and Arris’s website is a bit confusing if my current SB6183 can handle that bandwidth or not.
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    What to look for in a DOCSIS modem?

    What internet speed are you needing to support?
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    $80 laptop anyone? Evolve III Maestro E-Book 11.6" Laptop Computer - Dark Grey

    What BIOS setting have you changed? I tinkered a bit with the CPU thermal settings but that’s it. The only other one I messed with was the OS type, I changed it to Intel Linux but was unable to boot off USB after that. I ended up having to take it apart and disconnecting the battery to fix it...
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    $80 laptop anyone? Evolve III Maestro E-Book 11.6" Laptop Computer - Dark Grey

    Ok. Same results as every other Linux distro I’ve tried. Builtin wireless works after manual patching, audio does not. I was only able to get the audio working once with Linux and it immediately broke after rebooting. I cannot for the life of me remember what the hell I did and I’ve never seen...
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    $80 laptop anyone? Evolve III Maestro E-Book 11.6" Laptop Computer - Dark Grey

    I will give Mint a shot on this thing.
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    WWDC 2022

    Can't wait for the iOS Public Beta to start. I know it is possible to load the Developer Beta's without a developer account, but I never have. Just upgraded from an iPhone XR to a 13 Pro Max too.
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    $80 laptop anyone? Evolve III Maestro E-Book 11.6" Laptop Computer - Dark Grey

    So after all the tinkering I've done, I've come to the conclusion that Windows 10 is probably the best option for just about everyone with this dumb thing. The onboard USB based wifi is annoying to deal with in Linux and it's performance kinda sucks, and it took way too long to get Intel 500...
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    $80 laptop anyone? Evolve III Maestro E-Book 11.6" Laptop Computer - Dark Grey

    Yea, take a backup of the flash first if you can. The company site is completely devoid of any software downloads. Anybody manage to get the Intel 500 Audio working on Linux yet? It looks like it almost sorta works, except it only finds a dummy output that doesn't make it to the speakers...
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    $80 laptop anyone? Evolve III Maestro E-Book 11.6" Laptop Computer - Dark Grey

    Yep. Disconnecting the battery for a few seconds got every with the BIOS reset and I am able to get in again. That was annoying... Unfortunately I discovered that there is no mount for longer mSATA card where the LTE card sits, so I left all that alone for now.
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    $80 laptop anyone? Evolve III Maestro E-Book 11.6" Laptop Computer - Dark Grey

    That's exactly what I did. Crom damn it... Since I have to pull the back off, I guess I'll try pulling the LTE card out and replace it with a mSATA card. I read that the eMMC is pretty slow and that a SATA drive is much faster.
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    $80 laptop anyone? Evolve III Maestro E-Book 11.6" Laptop Computer - Dark Grey

    I don't know what the hell I changed, but I cannot get back into the BIOS no matter what I try anymore...
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    $80 laptop anyone? Evolve III Maestro E-Book 11.6" Laptop Computer - Dark Grey

    My goto lightweight Linux distro used to be CrunchBang Linux, they closed down in like 2013 and BunsenLabs that was started as a continuation project was looking pretty good for a while, but they haven't released a new version in like 2 years now. Maybe I'll give Lubuntu a try.
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    $80 laptop anyone? Evolve III Maestro E-Book 11.6" Laptop Computer - Dark Grey

    You’d be surprised how much resources modern mainstream Linux distros use. Better than Windows 10, but not by as much as you’d think.
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    $80 laptop anyone? Evolve III Maestro E-Book 11.6" Laptop Computer - Dark Grey

    The more I’m using this thing the more I want to smash it over this ridiculously terrible keyboard and trackpad. Got WiFi working under Ubuntu. Not really happy with how Ubuntu runs on it. Going to try some lighter weight distros.
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    $80 laptop anyone? Evolve III Maestro E-Book 11.6" Laptop Computer - Dark Grey

    I’m sure with enough screwing around you could get some old x86 version of Mac OS to run on it poorly.
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    $80 laptop anyone? Evolve III Maestro E-Book 11.6" Laptop Computer - Dark Grey

    I highly doubt you could get any of the recent versions of Mac OS running on this thing well, I think ANY version would have difficulty with this wonky USB Wifi adapter too.
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    For 1 GB of RAM old PC, any problem on running Windows 7 at 32 bit? Or should he take a chance on 64 bit?

    I recently picked up one of these gems: https://www.microcenter.com/product/646649/evolve-iii-maestro-e-book-116-laptop-computer-dark-grey Windows 10 Pro is usable on this thing...sorta. There is surprisingly little extra software loaded on it, and it's using about 1/2 of total RAM just...
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    $80 laptop anyone? Evolve III Maestro E-Book 11.6" Laptop Computer - Dark Grey

    It looks like there is a single M.2 slot inside that the LTE card is using right now.
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    $80 laptop anyone? Evolve III Maestro E-Book 11.6" Laptop Computer - Dark Grey

    Wi-Fi is a Realtek 8723DU. Looks to be hanging off the USB bus. 2.4ghz only.
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    $80 laptop anyone? Evolve III Maestro E-Book 11.6" Laptop Computer - Dark Grey

    Got Ubuntu 22.04 running on it. What doesn’t work; Wifi Sound What does work: Graphics? (Enough to start GUI) Bluetooth Webcam WWAN
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    $80 laptop anyone? Evolve III Maestro E-Book 11.6" Laptop Computer - Dark Grey

    I ended up picking one up. It's going to be a few days before I get a chance to tinker with it. A friend of mine got one too, he's trying to get OpenBSD running on it and is already running into much difficulties. Wireless NIC isn't working, X doesn't work, microSD reader isn't working.
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    Sony GDM-FW900 CRT Monitor Brand NEW in BOX

    Seeing these Trinitron prices is very infuriating. I couldn't count how many of these I either had to throw out or give away because even the Salvation Army and Good Will refused to accept any CRT TV's or monitors.
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    For 1 GB of RAM old PC, any problem on running Windows 7 at 32 bit? Or should he take a chance on 64 bit?

    The lowest end system I ever ran Windows 7 on was an old Intel Atom N280 NetBook with 2GB of RAM, and it was pretty dreadful. I spent a TON of time micro optimizing the damn thing to squeeze every last bit of memory out of it, and it would still easily run into swap with a browser and a few...
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    $80 laptop anyone? Evolve III Maestro E-Book 11.6" Laptop Computer - Dark Grey

    I’d be curious how that would run with a lightweight version of Linux or BSD.
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    For 1 GB of RAM old PC, any problem on running Windows 7 at 32 bit? Or should he take a chance on 64 bit?

    I’m afraid to know what CPU you’re running with only 1GB of RAM. I feel like you might as well run 64bit so you can at least have a better chance of application support on your EOL/unsupported operating system. Better max out that SATA bandwidth because you’ll spend most of your time swapping...
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