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by wove
Thu May 19, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: Distros
Topic: Fedora 36 released
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: Fedora 36 released

Yesterday, all the issues blocking the update went away and Fedora Silverblue updated from 35 to 36. It was as seamless as every other update to the system. On boot up there is an options to go back to a previous version, so you can still boot into version 35 if wished. Overall there are few changes...
by wove
Sun May 15, 2022 11:53 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: VM Manager PPC architecture
Replies: 5
Views: 68

Re: VM Manager PPC architecture

I started my exploration with Gnome Boxes, which makes it very easy to create a VM. The limitation being it does not teach you much of anything about whole qemu system works. I guess I have finally arrived at the point where I am reading qemu documentation and maybe learning something in the process...
by wove
Sun May 15, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: VM Manager PPC architecture
Replies: 5
Views: 68

Re: VM Manager PPC architecture

I found out that you can add extra architectures to the Virtual Manager. For ppc architecture you need to install "qemu-system-ppc". After that is installed an "Architecture Options" drop down appears in the create new VM dialog displaying the architectures installed and allowing...
by wove
Sun May 15, 2022 1:06 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: VM Manager PPC architecture
Replies: 5
Views: 68

Re: VM Manager PPC architecture

Thanks for the info. I was leaning in that direction. I am hitting the limits of my Silverblue install and without exploring containers, podman or some such I can not easily make changes to the base qemu that is installed. Emulation is my recreation, like gaming for others, it is interesting challen...
by wove
Sun May 15, 2022 3:24 am
Forum: Software
Topic: VM Manager PPC architecture
Replies: 5
Views: 68

VM Manager PPC architecture

A little off base here, but I was trying to create a classic mac VM. QEMU supports PPC and 680x0 architecture, but when I go to create a new VM I do not see any options to specify the system architecture. I know that qemu supports ARM and SPARQ and MIPS, but I do not see anyway in the Virtual Machin...
by wove
Fri May 13, 2022 2:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Windows 11
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: Windows 11

Windows 10 works nicely on the X230t. It can not be easily upgraded to 11. Overall the hardware is excellent and Windows software does a nice job of supporting the features of the hardware. Linux runs well and has good support for the hardware. Linux is a pure desktop/laptop system. Software for han...
by wove
Fri May 13, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: Distros
Topic: Fedora 36 released
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: Fedora 36 released

Fedora magazine reported yesterday that the iso for Fedora Silverblue 36 is ready for download. As far as doing an update there is more work to be done. The problem revolves around the rpm fusion repository and other repositories for "patent encumbered" software. While I have those reposit...
by wove
Fri May 13, 2022 1:34 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Nvidia...yes, NVIDIA announces they're open sourcing their GPU drivers
Replies: 7
Views: 78

Re: Nvidia...yes, NVIDIA announces they're open sourcing their GPU drivers

Apple created a new graphics backend "Metal" to replace their "Quartz" backend. Apple said that AMD graphics did not support it, and AMD was not interested in making new drivers. When Apple updated to Mojave support was dropped for hardware using AMD graphics. It was considered o...
by wove
Fri May 13, 2022 12:38 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What hardware are you using?
Replies: 1411
Views: 121477

Re: What hardware are you using?

About a week ago I picked up a 2010 17 inch Macbook Pro. (yeah I can really resist temptation). It is a custom build to order with all the bells and whistles. A nice thing about buying used highend gear is that the original purchaser typically keeps the machines in pristine condition and that is tru...
by wove
Thu May 12, 2022 3:25 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Nvidia...yes, NVIDIA announces they're open sourcing their GPU drivers
Replies: 7
Views: 78

Re: Nvidia...yes, NVIDIA announces they're open sourcing their GPU drivers

Nvidia drivers have long been the bane of the linux world, so this is indeed huge news. It seems to me that once AMD acquired ATI their video offerings have been declining in quality. Apple dumped them in 2012. I am not a cryto miner nor a gamer so it will have little direct impact on me. However, I...