Linus Torvalds using M2 Macbook Air running Linux
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(09-05-2022, 03:54 PM)computerc Wrote: I know this sounds dumb, but if the pinebook isn't a powerful enough system it can ssh into a very powerful one (servers). That's actually what I have, a home lab full desktop pc cooled with a huge heatsink at home, with a couple arm sbcs (soon some riscv sbcs if i can even get linux working). I connect to it with a vpn, that has pihole, so I have access to multiple different pcs with different architectures and distros/OS.
 

Since my main computer has been a Raspberry pi4 for the last 2 years, I've had to use Amazon AWS as my "powerful" server from time to time when I want to work on my Android apps.

Problem is, the latency and bandwidth and shared server all conspire to make Android Studio painfully slow even on a fast AWS server.

(09-05-2022, 05:48 PM)barray Wrote: I think it takes a tonne of investment to switch CPU arch. Also they are likely experts on Intel, sticking to what they know.

Yes but they aren't even offering the lower wattage variants, like the 15W i5-1235U or the 9W i7-1250U.
So many laptop makers are out of touch these days, they just assume users will accept loud fans or failing that, reconfigure the OS to make the CPU run slowly.
The moment I think one company has finally "gotten it", I learn they're doing something stupid like putting Pluton in the laptops.
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RE: Linus Torvalds using M2 Macbook Air running Linux - by orbital - 09-09-2022, 03:57 PM

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