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by noisetonepause
Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Another sgi O2/Gentoo
Replies: 69
Views: 2513

Re: Another sgi O2/Gentoo

But Linux has a USB mass storage driver?

(It even had USB2 support before anyone else)
by noisetonepause
Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Another sgi O2/Gentoo
Replies: 69
Views: 2513

Re: Another sgi O2/Gentoo

hamei wrote:There's always common sense ... since Linux doesn't offer anything on the desktop, why would anyone change ?


So I'll stop nagging them!
by noisetonepause
Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:35 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Another sgi O2/Gentoo
Replies: 69
Views: 2513

Re: Another sgi O2/Gentoo

Connecting to a wifi requres lots of arcane commands and troubleshooting. Not on my hardware. Windows, on the other hand, sometimes wants me pick the kind of encryption from a list of six with some very odd names. Ubuntu figures it out on its own, and of course it presents a GUI - which is a damn s...
by noisetonepause
Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Another sgi O2/Gentoo
Replies: 69
Views: 2513

Re: Another sgi O2/Gentoo

As a desktop OS it's probably not far from collapsing under it's own weight. I've been following the progress of Linux-on-the-desktop since 2003-ish quite closely, keeping up with the various desktop environments and distributions and I just don't see how you can back that position with anything su...
by noisetonepause
Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Another sgi O2/Gentoo
Replies: 69
Views: 2513

Re: Another sgi O2/Gentoo

I think Linux on SGIs is great. Firstly, porting things exposes bugs, so the more the merrier says I (and I run Linux full time on my main desktop - it's the best combination of freedom (which I think is important), familiarity and functionality for me). Secondly, it's great for the same reason that...
by noisetonepause
Sun Mar 15, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Big Sun Stuff
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Re: Big Sun Stuff

hamei wrote:
mia wrote: I think I'll settle for one of these: http://www.beagleboard.org and take my blue pill.

That thing is cool ! You could build a cluster of them and put the entire thing inside an Indigo case !


Yeah, it's awesome - except it doesn't have ethernet :(
by noisetonepause
Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: eBay UK: Byte Magazine SGI Indigo issue
Replies: 37
Views: 1343

Re: eBay UK: Byte Magazine SGI Indigo issue

That was very interesting.

Any know how much space a default OS + extras install took up back then, BTW? 236MB HD was a lot, I know (Apple still sold computers with NO HD in 1991), but still... UNIX is big!
by noisetonepause
Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:40 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI hardware in movies
Replies: 256
Views: 29806

Re: SGI hardware in movies

Wasn't there something about the boxes on-screen were never actually on because of noise? Look closely, the systems are not even turned on. :roll: Hehe. You're right. And the supposedly 'live' video transmission of the guy in the phonebooth is just a QuickTime Movie Player with the progress bar and...
by noisetonepause
Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:48 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI hardware in movies
Replies: 256
Views: 29806

Re: SGI hardware in movies

Wasn't there something about the boxes on-screen were never actually on because of noise?
by noisetonepause
Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI hardware in movies
Replies: 256
Views: 29806

Re: SGI hardware in movies

Macintosh Quadra 700 on Nedry's desk there. Easily one of the most attractive computers ever, IMO. Wish the drive cage didn't sit over the RAM slots, but you can't have everything...
by noisetonepause
Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:54 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI mips laptop?
Replies: 44
Views: 3249

Re: SGI mips laptop?

I really like seeing open hardware - I'm not a huge open source fanatic but closed hardware sucks because money goes into it and then it gets rendered unusable by nothing but politics - see the Nokia 770. You can't even run a modern kernel on N770 because both Nokia and Conexant refuse to release t...
by noisetonepause
Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: SGI and the MIPS-based workstation market
Replies: 68
Views: 2208

Re: SGI and the MIPS-based workstation market

It's dark in the box . I appreciate weird and interesting hardware as much as everyone here and I even dabble in assembler and faff about in the internals of operating system when I get in that kind of mood, but really. It's dark in the box. I bought my first new PC a while ago (Lenovo X200). It's ...
by noisetonepause
Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:47 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Sony having a change of heart for PS2 developers
Replies: 87
Views: 4871

Re: Sony having a change of heart for PS2 developers

I really wish there was some way to add more memory to the PS2 (sadly, it's integrated on the actual processor or something similarly odd, so even resoldering with higher-density chips is out). They're small, quiet and quite good looking and fast enough for loads of tasks. I really wouldn't mind kee...
by noisetonepause
Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Greatness in Industrial Design Thread ®
Replies: 84
Views: 10830

Re: The Greatness in Industrial Design Thread ®

It might just be my Sparcstation 20 that is a little beat up, but it's a lot nicer to me in pictures than in person. Definitely cool looking on a good day, though. And tank-like. I'm also well into ThinkPads. They're ace in every way. The T20-series might be the best laptops ever made. Solid, servic...
by noisetonepause
Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:04 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Macs for 2009
Replies: 33
Views: 1055

Re: Macs for 2009

Most music software is multithreaded.

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