* Posts by jglathe

79 publicly visible posts • joined 25 Jul 2013


Ubuntu for Arm64 laptops (plus RISC kit)


Thank you for the reminder.

I was signed up for the summit, but only remotely. The X13s talk was not streamed, sadly. Next time in person, then... anyway. The X13s is well supported on Ubuntu 23.10, on mine everything works except for touch screen (didn't bother) and camera. Haven't found an installation image, though. Still, some great progress, IMO beyond what was communicated here, too. Integration with USB-C monitor and dock works, but not every combination. I like it.

Bing Chat so hungry for GPUs, Microsoft will rent them from Oracle


So that ORCL cloud infrastructure is under-utilized, no?

who would've thought. Just baffled.

Google doubles minimum RAM and disk in 'Chromebook Plus' spec


Re: Weren't Chromebooks supposed to be low-end-use-as-terminal-only ?

Could be worse, though. If the sometimes odd hardware is supported and you can actually boot it, I'd prefer a decent Linux. Can live with both, tho


Re: Nice, just one question

Like on my Thinkpad X13, August 22. Yeah, I'm miffed.

Linux on the Arm-based Thinkpad X13S: It's getting there


Re: Still lots to do

task manager shows x86, x64, Arm, Arm64, Arm64EC and I assume also Arm64X processes. The OS itself is completely Arm64 AFAICT. The only processes running other Intel archs are some Office helper stuff (Office including Teams is ARM64EC), other small tools, Lenovo Vantage. and some SQL Server stuff brought in from Visual Studio (I guess). Except for EM Client, miniTool Shadowmaker and FreeCommander/XE all software I want to use is available as Arm64. It improves steadily.


Hmm. Got it running here, more or less impressed

Actually, I eyed purchasing one for quite a while, and after some experience with the Windows Dev Kit 2023 on Win11 and with WSL - and getting *that* thing to boot Linux, but not from USB - I bought an X13s, model 21BX001LGE. Windows11 runs nicely, as expected, with the usual settings BS, but it runs well. Most software I need for a hobby machine is already available as ARM64 or ARM64EC - great.

It also runs the aforementioned Armbian 6.3.13, and it does so from SSD. To be fair, to install I actually removed the SSD to an external enclosure (before backing it up completely with miniTool ShadowMaker), did the gparted and other stuff on a wdk2023 (also ARM64, but a RPi4 will also do nicely). Hand-wired the grub start menu accordingly, and it boots and updates as it should. It also boots from USB, although there's still some issues. Didn't come around to the qcom-battmgr userspace component and the ALSA userspace configuration yet. It's fairly usable already.

Regarding ongoing development, the x13s allowed me to crack that USB booting issue on the wdk2023, and I have that running on 6.5.2 already with sound and some power management issues the remaining big blocks (if you don't count nxp and kvm support, which can be way harder). 6.5 has almost all changes required to run either, you mostly need the device trees to boot it. So... not bad?

Not call: Open source gurus urge you to dump Zoom


Re: Use Jitsi

My employer does. Works. Could be higher quality, but whatever. It works. In combination with Element, too.

80% of execs regret calling employees back to the office


Just plain english

no sugarcoating needed.

Bosses face losing 'key' workers after forcing a return to office


par for the course

since it is not the intent to get anything done.


F them. What goes around, comes around.

They knew the sentiment, they rammed it through regardless. Now live with the consequences.

Laid-off 60-year-old Kyndryl exec says he was told IT giant wanted 'new blood'


Re: Let it go

This depends a little, funny as that is. But this is how it should be.

Intel mulls cutting ties to 16 and 32-bit support


Do it.

Could reatly improve things. Reducing complexity might be a worthwile step.

Microsoft adds features to Windows 11 monthly – managing it is your problem


Stop messing around with this

Who greenlights this BS at $MSFT?

Musk, Tesla win securities fraud battle over that 'funding secured' tweet


Re: Criminally liable but not civilly?

whatever gets you ot of the frying pan

Bringing cakes into the office is killing your colleagues, says UK food watchdog boss


Life is dangerous.

Free will and all that

Games Workshop once again battles scariest monster of all: ERP gone wrong


not unlikely. Or part of the new stack is still vapourware but essential in the design.


ERP implementations are a bitch.

So much depentds on the common sense approach. Resist the urge to do shortcuts and code changes. If you find yourself in a position where you don't even know what the implementation partner is talking about, change that first before making crippling decisions. Usually you're not the first company with this issue, find out what others did to solve it.

Low code is no replacement for software development, say German-speaking SAP users


Solutions on an excel worksheet

Yeah that's the real world, ofc. Those users talk some sense, and nobody is listening to them, naturally. Well designed frameworks can help a developer (and maybe the advanced, technically interested user) a great deal, Low Code /No Code usually gets in the way. All. The. Time.

Linus Torvalds's faulty memory (RAM, not wetware) slows kernel development


Re: The Emperor has no

or five?

Official: Arm-based VMs available on Microsoft Azure

Black Helicopters

Re: Why?

Interesting question. For running testing on this ABI, maybe. Maybe customers ask for it. If its cheaper, good. As for running Windows on aarch64... thats one big cf I don't understand. You can run Linux (even GUI) on aarch64 already, for peanuts. I do for fun, and because it is quite power efficient, and you learn one thing or two. Could easily go as daily driver with a big iron in the background. So... maybe a preparation for testing their own migration to other h/w, and monetize it, too.

AMD refreshes desktop CPUs with 5nm Ryzen 7000s that can reach 5.7GHz with 16 cores


170W TDP meaning more like 250W unlimited... m.a.d.

That plutonium reactor in the basement needs an upgrade, soon

Too little, too late: Intel's legacy is eroding


Re: Participation trophy

I still have the review of Intel 11thGen chips in the ear... "Waste of Sand." I see the difference every day. My company machine is Intel 11870 (or so), which can be quite fast for about 10 seconds. After that it is only loud. As in LOUD. Most of the other tech here is AMD Ryzen 3000 or 5000. It is usually faster or way, waaay faster, and this sustainably without making much noise. A bit frustrating for even slightly compute-heavy tasks.

Chip startup alleges Cadence sabotaged processor rollout


So it is SOP to get non working blocks from Cadence. Noted.

Nvidia wants to lure you to the Arm side with fresh server bait


Re: If you can't buy...

I'm sure you're not wrong. I like the performance of their products, though. I think a fitting comparision would be Weylandt Corp. They are enablers and sip your life blood at the same time.

Microsoft accidentally turned off hardware requirements for Windows 11


cost/benefit vs any linux or linux in disguise

Using anything on Windows appears o be a hassle these days. I mean, really. Nothing works straight out of the box, and if it does, it's classified as a bug. Go figure. True, the main consoles are still running some Windows here, still, but when it comes to testing new things... actually not much does. Will be another few years, and either Windows is a GUI frontend like X Server on Linux or it will be gone. Maybe for good.

CIOs largely believe their software supply chain is vulnerable


so their BS detector is not entirely off

Ryzen Pro CPUs are better for work than Intel's, claims AMD


IDK, got a fleet of ryzen 9s at the start of the plandemic. Never looked back, its quite a difference work wise. A bit hairy to get the cooling right, but after that... available power and bandwith, cheaper or simply unavailable with Intel machines. Not to speak of bhyve not really performing on Intel with Windows guests.

New GNOME Human Interface Guidelines now official – and obviously some people hate it


Re: Have they ever wondered what the title bar is for?

… on an ultra-wide screen. Let‘s make it a column. Not optimal, but vertical screen space is at a premium these days.


Re: A theory

Too fictional



Who pays them. Do they know that they‘re pissing up a wall and annoy everybody? Is that the purpose of spending the money?

Google: Linux kernel and its toolchains are underinvested by at least 100 engineers


@Google: you know what to do...

... could be, though, that this wi be another fork.

BOFH: When the Sun rises in the West and sets in the East, only then will the UPS cease to supply uninterrupted voltage


Re: Reminds me...

Hey. That''s where the fun starts.

'Universal Processor' startup Tachyum unveils full-system Prodigy emulator ahead of sampling later this year


Re: Transmeta

Well, wasn't there something with a RISC machine running microcode on the inside? That's how almost all x86 chips work today, more or less.

Key Perl Core developer quits, says he was bullied for daring to suggest programming language contained 'cruft'


Re: Cult and control

Ego. It does that to you. Or, to be more specific, to the developers who think they are something (special). Been there, done that, and also the other side. Tiring, and fact of life. Afraid this does only change with the age of the person in question, but not generally.


How dare he... Well, let's see if it was enough.

Someone defeated the anti-crypto-coin-mining protection for Nvidia's 'gamers only' RTX 3060 ... It was Nvidia


You can buy those and replace it. Also a good chance for a general cleanup of the card.

Buggy chkdsk in Windows update that caused boot failures and damaged file systems has been fixed


Re: Always

Oh, and a setup where you can spin up the image as a VM just in case. Saved me a few times this year. Macrium FTW. Synology too.


Re: The Day is not done

Nah. Nobody remembers 1-2-3. I think these are signs of replacing the windows kernel with WSL aka linux.

'Best tech employer of the year' threatened trainee with £15k penalty fee for quitting to look after his sick mum


Re: "top business and technology professionals"

Only as an advisor, to be paid up front and in full.

Death of the PC? Do me a favour, says Lenovo bigwig: 'I'm expecting the biggest growth in a decade... for 2021'


Re: What growth?

Yes, certainly. However, upgrading to nvme ssd and R9 Ryzen _is_ quite an improvement. I won't buy premanufactured systems with them, however. Too much cost cutting in those. Same for the 4x50G chips. Was on an upgrade run the last weeks, and what I learned was: think bigger. I mean, really. If you want a M/B that doesn't surprise you with peripheral restrictions, you need to spend €200. If you want to get the most out of the biggest chip available, you need to spend €300 at least fo the M/B only. What you get is quite some performance. If you don't need the performance, though...

With so many cloud services dependent on it, Azure Active Directory has become a single point of failure for Microsoft


Re: This was noticed by potential customers

Well, IMO, they already did but didn't tell anyone. Dynamics is ERP, but more or less more than three (or five?) ERP products not really merged into one. Microsoft bought Navision A/S and some others in 2001. As of now, cloud-only (okay, you can get on-prem), and web client only.

Too many staff have privileged work accounts for no good reason, reckon IT bods



Yawn again.

Linux fans thrown a bone in one Windows 10 build while Peppa Pig may fly if another is ready in time for this year


Re: I'm confused..

Well, that's obvious. Everybody knows this URL. Like all the powershell commands...


Re: Windows awoke to discover it had metamorphosed into...

Not working. And, more importand, if it works, waay too slow.

Quick, show this article to the boss, before they ask you to spin your own crisis comms Power App in 2 days


Re: MS Excel has an internal competitor?

That, too.

Imagine OLE reinvented for the web and that's 90% of Microsoft's Fluid Framework: We dig into O365 collaborative tech


Re: Please, not all this fun again...........

Open Source.

Microsoft explains self-serve Power platform's bypassing of Office 365 admins to cries of 'are you completely insane?'


Desperate attempt at generating revenue

... so the whole thing is on the brink of being shit-canned. Wait and see, I guess.

Flak overflow: Barrage of criticism prompts very public Stack Overflow apology


Well... Bollocks? They should better do something on the reputation front. It is practically impossible for a new user to gain any reputation. For years now. New user doesn't mean unexperienced.

HP Inc waves bye to EMEA president with 'immediate effect'


Did he have a chance? I think not.

Boeing big cheese repeats pledge of 737 Max software updates following fatal crashes


Re: To have complex handling is not the same as to have poor dynamics

Both is possible.