yodermk

Lives in United States San Antonio, TX, United States
Works as a Linux Systems Administrator
Joined on Jul 5, 2008
About me:

Just got an XSi and jumping in!

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  • We're well into the 21st Century, and people need to be computer-literate, which includes knowing to keep their stuff up to date.  That is much easier in Linux than in Windows.  But whichever OS ...
  • It's also in the Windows Subsystem for Linux, which is a bit more "native".  Although, would you use Cygwin to compile native Windows binaries?  Not sure actually.  And, if you didn't realize it, ...
  • Chris said it well. Windows updates are *atrocious*. It's also pretty annoying how many little things pop up to say they want to update this or do that. And yes, of course, software is key. For me, ...
  • I also was waiting until a few reviews show up. Buying any hardware the second it is released is not necessarily a good strategy. And good thinking on checking during shows. I'm doubting that this ...
  • So I've been obsessed with this monitor all year since hearing of its announcement, due to my desire to watch my DCI 4k videos from the 5D Mark IV at 1:1. The only other reasonable option for that ...
  • Hmm that's sad. But I do think KDE has gone downhill. I was a KDE user most of the last 20 years; I started on the beta version in 1998. Then, a couple years ago, I had different showstopper ...
  • Ended up getting a Precision 7530, same model as I had cancelled before, but on eBay. It was less than 2 months old and pretty much loaded to the hilt -- 6 core Xeon, 32GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD with ...
  • Arch and Fedora are my go-to distros. Like the last poster, Arch has been running on my main desktop for over 6 years now with no reinstall. Works fine. I had been using Fedora on both laptops -- ...
  • Yeah I've done it with my smartphone. But the app is clunky and not as responsive as it should be. Same with the 5D IV and 80D. Not sure why Canon can't do better with this.
  • Replied in Video and macro
    Not mentioned is that the 6D II inexplicably removed ALL-I video recording (the original 6D had it). The 80D has it. That makes for each frame in the video being recorded separately, not ...
  • One counter example, I do enjoy using my 16-35 f/4L IS on my 80D. The zoom range works well and the IQ is very good. Would I buy it if I didn't also have FF?  I don't know.
  • (not really sure on the freesync stuff...I've never had a Radeon card) Looks like it is $595 over the price of a 500GB hard drive. Newegg has a 1TB NVMe SSD for $308. So yeah.
  • Replied in bah. Cancelled.
    Upon further investigation, I realized that this laptop has the older Alpine Ridge Thunderbolt controllers. I thought for sure it had Titan Ridge. I don't know if that's absolutely essential but ...
  • Ended up going with a single 1TB SSD and will have the two OSs dual boot on it for now. Might move Linux to its own later. That thing's not cheap, but it should do me very well for coding and video ...
  • Replied in 50 1.2 when?
    I've been waiting for it too. It's all rumors for now. We'll probably know later this week if it's legit.
  • Ok thanks. I found the Thinkpad P52 manual. Looks like you'd have to remove 6 screws to take the back off, then another one that holds in the SSD.  Not something I'd want to do every day, but a few ...
  • Agree, those are the kinds of questions I have. UEFI is just hazy enough to be kind of confusing... :/
  • Ok. I'm not very familiar with installing Windows. I thought it insisted on being on the primary drive. Nah, I live in Linux and definitely want to run it on the hardware. I use VMs for testing ...
  • Nice, that's a good observation! Might make me lean towards that. Of course, wouldn't Grub have to be on the Windows drive, the primary? I wonder if you can select which drive to boot from in the ...
  • Created discussion thread Thunderbolt 3 monitor questions
    So the new Titan Ridge Thunderbolt 3 ports are supposed to support DisplayPort 1.4, but the current generation of laptops (at least the HP ZBook G5) support DP 1.3. I'm eagerly anticipating the ...
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