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by delinquent
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Really General
Topic: Linux Gaming Laptop, Recommendations? (2018)
Replies: 6
Views: 1135

Re: Linux Gaming Laptop, Recommendations? (2018)

Unless you're l33tg4m3rt33n there's no need to go hunting for a powerhouse. I had to laugh. Your entire post reads like "l33tg4m3rt33n" to me. I'm happy to finally have *one* 64-bit computer. My TV is still being powered by a 32-bit computer. And you're talking about a "passable" processor from 201...
by delinquent
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Really General
Topic: Linux Gaming Laptop, Recommendations? (2018)
Replies: 6
Views: 1135

Re: Linux Gaming Laptop, Recommendations? (2018)

I've always gone down the route of build-your-own, so with a bit of fiddle I don't see why you can't build a small-form-factor machine from second hand parts. My current windows machine still rocks a processor from 2011, and I have excellent results in most modern titles. Subnautica is buttery smoot...
by delinquent
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Really General
Topic: Operating systems and other software discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 6911

Re: Operating systems and other software discussion

Plan 9 is something I wish I had been there for. Massively distributed computing is a bit of a fascination of mine, it would be incredible to see the sorts of results that a network of ~thousand machines running it could achieve. The possibilities, especially for things like maximum concurrent meta-...
by delinquent
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: C programming language discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 3528

Re: C programming language discussion

You're right in one sense - skills becoming obsolete doesn't take very long at all. We have it a hell of a lot harder today, given the hyper-progression of technologies driven in part by the mass-takeup of easily accessible technology. The skills I learned just three or four years ago are barely rel...
by delinquent
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Really General
Topic: Operating systems and other software discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 6911

Re: Operating systems and other software discussion

I will fight you in sumo!

Note: I am as bad at sumo as I am fortress.
by delinquent
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Really General
Topic: Operating systems and other software discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 6911

Re: Operating systems and other software discussion

Monkey wrote:GNU and GCC suck ass

YOU TAKE THAT BACK!
by delinquent
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fondest Tron Memories
Replies: 31
Views: 10384

Re: Fondest Tron Memories

I honestly miss the days when CTWF was packed.
by delinquent
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Really General
Topic: Operating systems and other software discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 6911

Re: Operating systems and other software discussion

2nd Gen Moto X I wouldn't if I were you. Seemingly most of these come from AT&T or T-Mobile, so you'll be facing exactly the same problem re: bootloader unlocking. The Axon 7 Mini retails at a fairly similar price point, and whilst it's no speed demon, that sort of hardware should play very nicely ...
by delinquent
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Really General
Topic: Operating systems and other software discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 6911

Re: Operating systems and other software discussion

The Axon 7 looked incredibly promising, as do the recent Nokia models. Not as superbly expensive as other phones, too, and all officially supported by LineageOS. FWIW I won't ever buy a phone from a carrier, the majority of carriers like to build a version of the OS specifically for them which is mo...
by delinquent
Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Really General
Topic: Operating systems and other software discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 6911

Re: Operating systems and other software discussion

You... might be in luck. There's a shit-ton of threads about AT&T's meaninglesss policy to prevent bootloader unlocking (which, incidentally, doesn't work because sim-locking is easily bypassed and updates are easily disabled, among other things). However, some interesting tidbits came up in my rese...
by delinquent
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Really General
Topic: Operating systems and other software discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 6911

Re: Operating systems and other software discussion

Jailbreaking an Android phone isn't massively complicated, but varies from device to device. The XDA forums usually have guides, but you need to be utterly sure that you have the appropriate method for your particular device and revision. Carrier specific guides, given the track records of T-Mobile,...
by delinquent
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Really General
Topic: Operating systems and other software discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 6911

Re: Operating systems and other software discussion

Moto G5 Not officially, no. There's a couple of community builds, though: https://forum.xda-developers.com/g5/development/rom-lineageos-15-1-t3722188 x64 platforms are fussy on the G5, so I hear. developing for Android is a nightmare for me You're not alone. I turned my hand to it last year on and ...
by delinquent
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Really General
Topic: Operating systems and other software discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 6911

Re: Operating systems and other software discussion

That's really the problem, any large scale, widely used OS is very unlikely to be wholly open-source. Android kind of is, which is where spin-off systems come into play. That's why I've gone for Lineage - and Lineage over other builds you might find on XDA because of their better documentation proce...
by delinquent
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Really General
Topic: Operating systems and other software discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 6911

Re: Operating systems and other software discussion

I share your opinion on Android, but iOS is something I won't even consider using. At the moment I use Lineage, which runs very nicely on my G3. There's some slightly modded GApps packages out for it too, but it's up to you if you want to install them or no. Actually, the huge variety in the Linux w...
by delinquent
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Really General
Topic: Operating systems and other software discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 6911

Re: Operating systems and other software discussion

I'm a developer, so I'm a bit ****** when it comes to choice. My primary work system runs Windows 7. I happen to like Windows 7, and my installation is modified somewhat to avoid most of the spyware that came with later W7 updates. I do have an enterprise build of Windows 10 ready to deploy eventual...