I’m pretty sure “my next laptop” is going to be a desktop… for the first time in about 20 years, I think.
@aral what about a backpack-able desktop ?
@aral I dunno, there’s something nice about working outside too.
@m1k3 Well I didn’t say I was going to ditch my existing laptop ;)
@aral True dat!
@aral : care to explain?
@ploum FASTER! BIGGER! Mmm! *ahem*
@aral I'm going the other way. I think "my next laptop" for personal use is going to be a Librem 5 + a laptop dock.
@kyle That’s also interesting, yes :)
It's likely not *quite* powerful enough for everything I'd need to do on a desktop, but if things like web browsing, light games, and videoconferencing work well, the rest I can likely offload to a more powerful machine.
(Powerful arm64 machines though are a bit hard to come by, so building software for the Librem 5 itself could be tricky...)
@kyle @aral Yeah. I'm approaching it from the perspective of the distro I typically use on my other machines (Guix System) which I'd eventually like to run on the Librem 5 if it were to become my primary machine.
Compiling software there is still fairly common (because the build farm can lag behind sometimes) - the package manager makes that easy, but you do need the resources for it.
I'm interested why. I went the other way 3 years ago, mainly to save energy.
@sossalemaire Will probably be doing a lot more video production and streaming for one thing. And also because I don’t like waiting around for things to happen (maybe I’m just getting old and realising I might not have infinite time left) :P
@aral been carrying around that same thought for a while myself.
It stays in one place. It doesn't follow me around the house. I like that.
Also, lots more raw power usually :)
@OmaMorkie To be fair, my laptop doesn’t follow me around the house either (as far as I know) *glances around* ;)
1) AMD 2 core/4 threads, credit card form factor: https://www.cnx-software.com/2020/05/14/dfi-ghf51-amd-ryzen-embedded-sbc-review-unboxing-assembly/
2) Something a lot cheaper EOMA68 compute card: https://www.crowdsupply.com/eoma68/micro-desktop
@aral Intel NUC?
@aral I did that move 6 months ago. S2ram allows me to suspend nicely my linux. Sharing all files with gluster with another pc that is running only 1% of the time. Planning to extend that share to my android padfone S 3GB.
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