Started by Bluepig, April 07, 2021, 11:13:05 PM
Quote from: Bluepig on April 08, 2021, 03:39:14 AMYou just educated me on an aspect of Zorin. I was of the impression that it was donation-based, and your calling out the $34 motivated me to look deeper. I just completed the purchase and download of Ultimate, although my costs were $39. Regardless, I was happy not to have to go fishing for a way to fund their development. I'm not a gamer, so that aspect of Ultimate does me no good, but the fact they have integrated all of the other apps at the Zorin kernel level is exciting. No performance enhancements with the upgrade, but it does , and extends the timeline of older equipment even beyond that of Core or Lite. Hope you enjoy it, and find similar successes.
Quote from: taxed on April 08, 2021, 05:28:37 PMY'all done anything with Hamnet?
Quote from: Hoofer on May 15, 2021, 09:43:17 PMLoaded my 2nd machine (this one, I'm writing on), took about 1/2hr.Don't start it, if you're not connected to the Internet - it needs to find and DL drivers.Spent another 2hrs, figuring out how to load ExpressVPN (success), and WINE64 (runs windows only apps).Got a strange cursor flickering... like trails... a bit annoying, sigh...and... I'm still trying to figure out how to access my Windows based Media Servers. I have IP's for both of them, and with the WIN machines, just mapped drives to them - worked fine.With Zorin, I need to "mount" & "unmount" even USB drives, no biggie, just haven't done that in decades!Getting to those windows servers... sigh... if anyone knows how, I could use the help!
Quote from: VVet69 on May 15, 2021, 11:51:02 PMThis link is a good starting point:https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-permanently-mount-a-windows-share-on-linux/I am running Linux Mint dual boot on home laptop and this process is what I use. If your media servers are not Windows you can use nfs instead of cifs, just make sure nfs is enabled on the servers.
Quote from: VVet69 on May 15, 2021, 11:51:02 PMI am running Linux Mint dual boot on home laptop and this process is what I use. If your media servers are not Windows you can use nfs instead of cifs, just make sure nfs is enabled on the servers.
Quote from: Bluepig on April 07, 2021, 11:13:05 PMBack story. My first "computer" was a TI-994a, which was quickly (6 years) followed by my own 80286/12 build with 640K of RAM. I set this stage to one tell how long I've been playing at the component level, but also to show the processor models I started upon. For the longest time I would just swap the CPU, motherboard, RAM, video card, and modem to refresh my system. Apple had a cool (an now ironic) commercial warning us about Big Brother, look who's welcomed the title today. Since Apple was not on my radar, I started varying CPU's with the horrible release of the AMD Thunderbird. Quickly I returned to the Intel lineup. In 2000 I purchased my first Mac, I followed this in 2006 with the Mac Pro. In the Apple line I've owned the Macbook, three Mac Minis, two iMac's and the entry config Mac Pro Garbage Can. I recently switched back to the Intel lineup, and did so largely for file ownership, the ability to run Zorin as my OS, virtual machines, and CAD power. Currently I'm running an Intel Core i7 10700 CPU (no need to overclock), the ASUS ROG Strix Z-490-H motherboard, Samsung 970 EVO 1Tb SSD, and 32 Gb of Corsair Vengeance LPX ddr4 3600 RAM.All of this is a lead in to explain why my interest does not rise at all for the new Intel Rocket Lake CPU. Not only is the new CPU still a 14nm process, the flagship CPU has fewer cores, and has come up as a slower CPU in a handful of benchmarks. Intel continues to fail at having any success in matching AMD's 10nm Ryzen CPU line up, and they have been trying for at least 5 years. So how does Intel decided to solve this design and implementation issue? They half the size of all processors and drop to a 7nm production philosophy. My education is Electrical Engineering, and one bane of my existence was to down size circuitry while maintaining manageable heat scaling, and finding reliable components that matched my design requirements. I never spent a day in chip fabrication, and was largely in portable components, all the way up to data center design and implementation. As such, I don't understand the actuals of dye size reduction beyond the theory, but even so, I cannot imagine that halving the size of a dye is less complicated and in anyway easier than reduction of the dye by an increment of almost a third?This brings me to this article and the continuation of failures by Intel. https://www.pcgamer.com/rocket-lake-proves-intel-is-broken/While an article written in November of 2020 would seldom find any relevance almost 6 months later (thanks to Moore's Law and tech turnover), but in this case it is almost if not more relevant. For years we've been promised the death of x86 architecture, and Apple was going to be that final nail. Then, low and behold, Apple adopts and incorporates the intel CPU line up. Now Apple is ramping up and up-revving the M1 line. Even so, all the M1 is going to do is possibly swing a few fence sitters, but if that very small group does stitch, they will come back to either a MS or Linux OS, if for no other reason than file ownership. If, and I think it is more likely now than every before, the little engine that could (AMD) might be the company that drives the nail into Intel's coffin, if not relegates them to a early 2000's position once held by AMD as second fiddle. If you're tired of Microsoft, Google, Apple and all of the other privacy breeches, and if you have an old system sitting around, you might give Zorin OS a shot. It is laid out very similar to Windows, but is a Linux variant, and adds several layers of security and protection's that Windows, Android (think Chrome), and Apple spend all day selling to AI data stores. If you're an Apple fan Linux has a solution for you too. Elementary OS is an Apple look alike, with far better file management. I have an older system set up with elementary, but I find Zorin much more to my liking. Done Geeking for now.