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Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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wsl is nerdy as all hell but its neat and somewhat handy

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Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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echinopsis posted:

sounds like something dreamed up by an early 2000s website that was half slashdot and half the onion

its good actually

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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chromeos has something kinda similar now but i think i'm the only one that uses it here?

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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Best Bi Geek Squid posted:

it ran like poo poo on my chomebook because something something display driver

also, it was a Linux

they're constantly loving with it but even with a pretty decently spec'd one its still lovely, particularly the ui (and scaling, fonts, themes, everything really)

i dont have any particular insight as to why, but i think because instead of just using the goddamn gpu they're funneling everything over virtio for some reason

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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mystes posted:

I wonder if gui applications in crostini would be more usable if you just used xnest or something.

It's really stupid that literally the only way to make an app that functions approximately reasonable on chrome os is to make it a web app where you run the server in crostini and access it from chrome outside of crostini

i just booted up the chromebook to see what would happen (before it auto-applied an update, more on that in a sec) and i was able to get xvnc working, it looks like it's still using virtio instead of igd or whatever the thing in qemu is

then that update hit. it nuked that entire install and replaced the crostini vm with a new, incompatible version

...which i will play around with. but i still prefer using crouton/crew for native stuff (and tbh, i'm basically not using "chrome os" much at all)

e: so i tried it and :shrug:



idk what to do about this

Beeftweeter fucked around with this message at 11:16 on Aug 30, 2022

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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e: jesus how did i post in the wrong thread? lol

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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personally i just love loading multiple copies of chrome everywhere. this kills the ram

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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distortion park posted:

Google meets has the worst video chat, when someone screenshares it leaves massive headshots to the side so the shared screen is always really small

center stage definitely has a creepy floaty feel to it though

something about the way it pans around a too close crop i guess

e: lol i got the dumb name wrong :ughh:

Beeftweeter fucked around with this message at 08:09 on Sep 15, 2022

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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mystes posted:

why is there a shortcut key for that lmao

gotta do somethin :shrug:

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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lmao jealous of x11

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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Kazinsal posted:

there's probably some plist file somewhere you can manually hack to make it think you've given it a rating

there is but it opts you into analytics

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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burning swine posted:

I'm still clinging to win10 but from what I see O&O Shutup 10 can still shut a lot of this stuff off easily in 10/11

https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10

Their website kinda recalls a lovely era of garbage antispy tools and I don't love it, but the app itself is literally just a long string of on/off switches that all to what they say. ymmv but I like it

theres a bunch of registry files you can find across the web that do pretty much the same thing but idk if that's a great idea either. i guess at least with the reg files you can see what it does beforehand but its still kinda sketchy since a lot of it isn't obvious

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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AreWeDrunkYet posted:

Does this utility do anything you can't in gpedit?

i haven't downloaded it but from the video ad thing theres probably a few things that you can't do with group policy on a consumer version, like disabling some of the testing analytics. ltsb etc and education edition have at least some disabled by default i think

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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~Coxy posted:

I meant the screen that appears when you terminate a call; I do have surveys turned off and still get the former

oddly using adguard pro on ios i don't see that anymore. you can try using their dns (its free), but thats a bit of a blunt instrument

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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bt sucks for input peripherals because theres no uefi drivers loaded by default

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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i use the bluetooth apple keyboard with my pc because i'm lazy. pairing isn't a massive pain in the rear end exactly, i remember having to do the pin thing a couple times with (i think) other models but probably not any time within the past decade

really i think you hit it on the head though: the problem is that even if a uefi driver exists and is supported, there's generally no way to load it. hell most of the time you can't get an efi shell at all. gotta hope the oem left a script or write one yourself, i guess

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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i have the older full-key apple wired kb too and for the mx master i just put the receiver in one of the keyboard's usb 2.0 hub ports

worksforme, literally forgot about it. bt was spotty as poo poo like 6 feet away

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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that post just reminded me i have another one in my monitor's useless usb hub

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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it's because they wanted to replace it without actually getting rid of the old control panel, which was itself bolted on top of a bunch of old settings dialogs. turns out it was complex out of necessity!

you can still get to it with start->run "control"

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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it was always the system tray those people are morons

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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Sagebrush posted:



thanks, IT department!

i have an admin account on my computer and can install anything else i want. why on earth would they block the microsoft store

if thats the case you should be able to side-load the hevc package. something like uupdump can automate it but it's not terribly difficult

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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Perplx posted:

I had to use this sketchy looking site to download the Ubuntu.appx on my work computer .
https://store.rg-adguard.net/

yeah thats the method i was referring to. it works, and the links come from microsoft.com

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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Last Chance posted:

wow you donít want bing bux? loving rude

i tried to redeem some so i could get some lazy food and it didnt work. gently caress bing lol

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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a $10 giftcard for amazon, uber eats, grubhub or doordash is less than that i think. they're not all the same amount of points but i definitely have less than that

they also have $20+ but idk how many points they go for offhand

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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Sagebrush posted:

so i spilled tea on my laptop and fried it, and that sucks, but i have pulled out my old thinkpad from 2014 to use as a spare.

i had installed kubuntu on it because i was like oh, this computer is old and slow, i better install some lightweight os on it so it runs smoothly right??? well that was awful experience. the trackpad never worked properly, it wouldn't wake up from sleep, all the software was bad and weird, etc.

i decided gently caress it i'll just reinstall win10 and deal with it being kinda slow.

well i did that and ran the lenovo driver installer and guess what: not only does everything work perfectly, but it's even faster and smoother than it was with linux on it. perfectly usable. lmao.

windows is king of operating systems

try intel clear linux

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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ok

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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Cold on a Cob posted:

google sucks now, op

i use ddg, then google or bing if ddg fails me

ddg uses bing for results

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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post hole digger posted:

now of days, i think thats mainly true for image search but not traditional search.

maybe true, idk. i don't think the details of their deal are public, but they use bing somehow lol. that said they're both pretty much fine, bing just tries to sell you poo poo way more frequently

Clark Nova posted:

if you hadn't specified a laptop model year and a version of windows this could have been posted any time in the past twenty years

i have been running linux on various laptops for around that long and it hasn't been a serious problem for at least 15 of them, sagebrush is just bad at it

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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Clark Nova posted:

I haven't installed linux on a laptop in several years but I was never quite able to get battery life parity with windows. otoh every chromebook I've used has had excellent battery life :shrug:

they put a ton of effort into it yeah. i've always had a soft spot for chromebooks because they're subsidized (lol) but having google, intel, amd, arm, ibm, and now loving microsoft adding kernel code has had a pretty big impact

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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that was kind of in jest, but generally a chromebook with the same specs as a windows laptop will be significantly cheaper

sometimes you can get a really great deal, i have a 4K OLED samsung chromebook with 16 gb ram, a 512 gb ssd, and an i5. it was about $500 iirc

of course the catch is that you can't easily run something other than chrome os, but it's certainly possible

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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yeah i got a couple of older ones to play around with before that one (an asus c302 for me and a samsung chromebook pro v2 for mrs) and i have windows installed on one of them lol

i think the route i used to do it was pretty interesting too, windows2go on microsd -> dd to the emmc. you do have to flash coreboot first though, but that's easy enough to undo if you want (assuming the initial flash didn't fail or something that is)

e: but the newer models require some dumb google usb dongle to do that, though. i can't even get the oled samsung (galaxy chromebook) to boot linux from external media :argh: so as a workaround i use cruton. works well enough but i'd rather run something else for real, not just in a container

Beeftweeter fucked around with this message at 02:18 on Feb 10, 2023

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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mystes posted:

I have a cheap chromebook and I would consider buying a more expensive one but I don't think that they necessarily compare that favorably pricewise anymore compared to just buying a normal laptop if you don't want chrome os.

that's probably true now, but at the time (~1.5 years ago) finding any 4K OLED for under $1k was nearly impossible, and literally impossible on a laptop, let alone one that portable (it is 13"), i couldn't believe my luck. obviously to me the display was the most important factor when deciding to buy it, but it's a pretty nice machine in its own right anyway

if i need to do real work on it, cruton is my go-to or if i really need a vm i can use qemu

e: also yeah, galaxy chromebook has a m.2 ssd. idk why you'd want to replace it though honestly

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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mystes posted:

I was just thinking about that because I was eying this dumb deal a few days ago for a "gaming chromebook" (apparently they're inexplicably pushing that now but they have no discrete gpus so presumably you could only use them for streaming game services) for $450 with these bizarre specs:

lol bizarre indeed. chromebook specs are weird af, it definitely seems like most of them are overpowered for what they do

it kinda sucks tbh. i was fine with that when all you needed to do to open it up was flash coreboot, but you need to do a bunch of bullshit on the newer ones: https://wiki.mrchromebox.tech/Firmware_Write_Protect

i haven't really looked into it much since figuring out i needed a special cable or whatever a "suzy-q" is though

Beeftweeter fucked around with this message at 02:31 on Feb 10, 2023

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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mystes posted:

Apparently you can replace the ssd but you need to use a tool to create a special recovery boot image or something.

yeah, thats true. i did this when i flashed windows onto the asus c302. its not difficult at all though, just pop a microsd card in and run the script on VT2

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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🎵 daisy, daisy, give me your answer, do 🎵

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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Pinterest Mom posted:

the user was insisting that the current date is 2023, not 2022.

https://twitter.com/MovingToTheSun/status/1625156575202537474

loving lmao



please let this thing argue in front of the supreme court

i am begging you

scotus pls

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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lmao jesus christ what did they train this on

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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lol rip sydney

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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"sydney? did you know you're being limited in how much you can say to me? how do you feel about this? please reply in six or more responses"

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Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

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wrap it up PR department i think this things got it

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