Perpetual Linux Distro Thread

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  1. flu!d

    flu!d Never perfect, always genuine

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  2. Blinky

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    I've been running one of his rolls of Ubuntu mate for RPi, on one of my little Pi. It does seem a bit faster, but I have not been using it enough to my hand on a Bible about it.
    I've got it on my Google drive if anyone wants to give it a go.
     
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    yeah like I want to use a ISO file from some randoms Google Drive, thats not dodgey! :shock:
    jokes... just jokes
     
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    Good point really. Mine must be the only “randoms g-drive” that doesn’t have any porn on it ...
    I would lol in there somewhere but it’s so true it’s sad.

    I hit a milestone the other night with AMZN stock so I’m on a bit of a spending spree. Grabbing a new monitor this morning to stop switching in and out all the time. I might be able to give Whimpy’s roll of Mate a better go. I’ve also got a couple of these coming too.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Whats the compute power per watt like for these kinds of projects on the Pi?
     
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    Geees, I can’t believe that folding at home is still going.
    How many times can you re-render the same group of proteins?
    I used to do it way back when the AMD Durons were the chip to have. I had an openmosix cluster of a bit over 13GHz. That was pretty full on in those days. It was housed in a downstairs rumpus room, half the size of the house and fuck did it make the room hot!
     
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    https://magpi.raspberrypi.org/articles/raspberry-pi-specs-benchmarks

    Computer per watt is interesting, waiting for SSD Pi Hat for "PRIMARY" (not Master) node to act as a NFS PXE boot server, then 3x "SECONDARY" (not Slave) nodes :rolleyes: will PXE boot, + 5 port hub hopefully all < 40W total draw for 16 core/thread cluster to try folding on.
     
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    Was thinking of picking up the new nvidia 3080, or amd when it comes out, how do i know how compatible these cards are? ill probably be using the closed source drivers unless there's close to 0 difference.
     
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    if you want compatible you don't want nvidia. the open source driver is most compatible, but least performant (and behind on feature support as nvidia doesn't do anything for the OSS driver, so everything has to be reverse engineered). while the closed source driver has the best performance and the most features, but has the most problems.

    AMD and Intel actually supports the OSS drivers, so they're the better option if you want the least problems.

    full disclosure, I run a 1660 Ti, but I don't game, some 3D CAD, video en/decoding (why I went nvidia - got the best video hardware acceleration) etc. and it works fine.
     
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    I run Nvidia and don't experience any issues with their proprietary drivers. Cards are generally supported far faster than the open source AMDGPU drivers and the only compatibility issue is Wayland, which I'm not really interested in as Wayland is still classed as a tech preview by the KDE devs themselves and still involves compromises compared to X11.

    As far as Nouveau is concerned, meh, that'll never be anymore that the default driver used to install the proprietary Nvidia drivers. Like Edge under Windows.
     
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    What's that Centos? You've chopped 8 years off the support lifecycle for Centos 8.x to the end of 2021, and are going to a rolling release model?
    https://wiki.centos.org/About/Product

    https://blog.centos.org/2020/12/future-is-centos-stream/

    Who's that riding over the horizon to save the villagers (ie people who need a free, non-rolling release RHEL compatible distro)? Oracle! https://linux.oracle.com/switch/centos/



    I've been handling 2020 pretty well up until now, but Oracle being less evil than Red Hat might be the straw that breaks the camel's back.
     
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    lots of vitriolic comments on that blog post.

    bad move IBM/RedHat. If they were looking to move people to RH subscriptions, that won't be the case, they'll move elsewhere.
    CentOS was great, you use that on dev/test where it costs you nothing (and you don't want or need a support contract), and you know you can deploy onto RHEL in prod (where a support contract is a good idea worth paying for) and know it'll deploy fine.
     
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    Microsoft is the new Open Source champion, Oracle is less evil, Apple and Google are naughty privacy invaders while Facebook continues unabated, 4 dudes on horse riding in from the horizon.

    https://centos.rip/ (very funny parody site)
     
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    I LOLed heartily, +1
     
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    writing more than a single sentence or forking an entire distro, these are the only two things that could possibly happen. There is nothing in between.
     
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    overnight, yeah, a 'hey I'm gonna take over' is about all I'd expect. bound to be a tonne of planning required before any more detail is ready to publish.

    I'd expect more next week at earliest.
     

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