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by tlmiller
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What hardware are you using?
Replies: 1141
Views: 86748

Re: What hardware are you using?

Worst I ever used was the Packard Bell desktops towards the end of that companies existence. But yes, the Compaq's were quite horrible until they were taken over by HP and became HP's in a REALLY ugly case. Also Gateway had some REALLY bad dekstops, but the couple of laptops I had of theirs were act...
by tlmiller
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What hardware are you using?
Replies: 1141
Views: 86748

Re: What hardware are you using?

I've had exceedingly bad luck with HP laptops. The desktops have been amazing, the laptops have been...really horrible, mostly. Other than my super-budget 14-an013nr (despite being $200 brand new, this was far and away the BEST purchase from HP I ever made) and my Chromebooks, almost everything I've...
by tlmiller
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What hardware are you using?
Replies: 1141
Views: 86748

Re: What hardware are you using?

I'm a big fan of the Lenovo Thinkpads myself. Not as durable or as unbreakable as when they used to be IBM, but they still have BY FAR the best keyboards of any major OEM laptop, and the touchpads are GENERALLY near the top of the stack too. And of course, they're the ONLY ones that offer touchstick...
by tlmiller
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Distros
Topic: Arch 2021.04.01 released
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: Arch 2021.04.01 released

They've always said they intended to re-introduce an installer (Arch HAD an installer from 2002-~2006), it was just a very low priority for their devs. Some people think they're actively trying to curb some of the smugness and arrogance that's so prevalent amongst the Arch community since it is so m...
by tlmiller
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is Linux your primary OS?
Replies: 16
Views: 158

Re: Is Linux your primary OS?

I'm sure it is easy, it's just different from KDE, so it'll take forcing myself to set down and try it. Maybe I'll do that with my new Arch VM's that I created to test the installer...
by tlmiller
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What hardware are you using?
Replies: 1141
Views: 86748

Re: What hardware are you using?

Lenovo has been famous for it. Tx80 and Tx85 both had it happen to them at release, and while the release of the T14 twins didn't have it, it was introduced in the latest BIOS update on both (Intel & AMD both called T14 now).
by tlmiller
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What hardware are you using?
Replies: 1141
Views: 86748

Re: What hardware are you using?

Here on my again happy T14. Was draining the battery while powered off, so restored Windows to verify it was hardware not something with Debian. After verifying, checked Lenovo's forums and lo and behold, 1.30 BIOS update caused it. Downgraded to 1.29 this morning, and reinstalled Debian. https://i....
by tlmiller
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is Linux your primary OS?
Replies: 16
Views: 158

Re: Is Linux your primary OS?

I think I'd like Mate more if I could force myself to use it and learn how to modify it as much as I know how to modify KDE. I dislike the colors every implementation of it uses. But changing the color schemes doesn't seem as easy as in KDE.
by tlmiller
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Distros
Topic: Arch 2021.04.01 released
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Arch 2021.04.01 released

Normally, wouldn't be very interesting, but this media now includes an INSTALLER!! It's not a very flexible installer. And it's not really all that incredibly powerful. But, it's a START. More here I've tested it on a couple VM's. Seems to work only with EFI installs. Lots of other limitations on th...
by tlmiller
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: HP EliteDesk 800 G2 mini desktop PC
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: HP EliteDesk 800 G2 mini desktop PC

We had a couple of these USFF's at Verizon before I left. For what little time I got to use them before I left the company, they were good machines. Powerful for their size.