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Re: Want it, with MX-18 on it

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Post by dphn » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:40 pm

They provide Pop OS for everyone. Based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with a polished Gnome3 desktop. Nice system with Pop OS icons and themes.

They also have a version with pre-installed nvidia drivers.

https://system76.com/pop
for those with an eye for the finer details...

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Re: Want it, with MX-18 on it

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Post by Stevo » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:59 pm

There have been reports that GPU switching on their higher-end laptops requires some special Pop!-OS package, so won't work right off for MX and Debian. That package is open source, but then again, it may require you run with systemd or something like that.

I'm pretty glad that everything just now works with MX 18 on a pretty powerful MSI GP63 laptop, including Win 10 dual boot, hotkeys, GPU switching with Bumblebee, suspend, hibernation, RGB keyboard color changing, and BIOS updates without Windows, despite MSI's complete lack of any official Linux support at all.

Seems like MSI and most other OEMS have these kind of mini-boxes, too: https://www.amazon.com/Cubi-Desktop-Int ... K1V7BMF1Q0

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Re: Want it, with MX-18 on it

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Post by Richard » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:36 pm

These, https://www.amazon.com/Cubi-Desktop-Int ... B07D3Z37QP, look like they could serve on a desktop. Haven't ever really looked at the Raspberry PIs.
Understood that they are mostly not as powerful as desktop.
Suppose it always depends on how much you are willing to spend.
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Re: Want it, with MX-18 on it

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Post by Jerry3904 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:51 pm

That URL doesn't work
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Re: Want it, with MX-18 on it

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Post by clicktician » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:11 pm

I own a System76 box which I use for music production and midi control. The NUC I7 this Meerkat is "built" upon is available for less, of course. And you can get it with a blank lid so you can customize it with your own brand.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GX69JQP/?c ... _lig_dp_it

They're popular if you like desktops that are built with laptop parts, but mostly people like that they run Linux so well. And they're tidy size.

I prefer Zotac nanos which are essentially the same thing, and are just as pricey for what they are. For me, the nano is a quieter design and the Linux compatibility is just as good. I have 3 of them, and have had great luck.

One really nice thing about System76 is that you can upgrade your bios from PoP!OS. No Windows needed. So, if you're going to have an MX model, you need that level of support.
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Re: Want it, with MX-18 on it

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Post by clicktician » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:13 pm

clicktician wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:11 pm
I own a System76 box which I use for music production and midi control. The NUC I7 this Meerkat is "built" upon is available for less, of course. And you can get it with a blank lid so you can customize it with your own brand.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GX69JQP/?c ... _lig_dp_it

They're popular if you like desktops that are built with laptop parts, but mostly people like that they run Linux so well. And they're a tidy size.

I prefer Zotac nanos which are essentially the same thing, and are just as pricey for what they are. For me, the nano is a quieter design and the Linux compatibility is just as good. I have 3 of them, and have had great luck.

One really nice thing about System76 is that you can upgrade your bios from PoP!OS. No Windows needed. So, if you're going to have an MX model, you need that level of support.
Son, someday all this will belong to your ex wife.

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Re: Want it, with MX-18 on it

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Post by manyroads » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:47 pm

Manjaro has a pretty nice piece of gear as well... https://manjaro.org/hardware-bladebook/

But for me, I love refurbished Dell laptops. Full warranties and almost always at 50% discount. Ok so I'm 'frugal'... hmmm, maybe that's cheap. :bagoverhead:
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Re: Want it, with MX-18 on it

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Post by clicktician » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:46 pm

manyroads wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:47 pm
But for me, I love refurbished Dell laptops. Full warranties and almost always at 50% discount. Ok so I'm 'frugal'... hmmm, maybe that's cheap. :bagoverhead:
And Dells come with Windows. That's a problem System76 runs into. I'd say well over 90% of MX users dual boot Windows, and they want it that way. There's a lot of bragging that goes on, but in the end, they dual boot. And that's a problem if you only sell boxes with Linux.
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Re: Want it, with MX-18 on it

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Post by Richard » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:02 pm

SEE viewtopic.php?p=477181#p477181
for working link. Scroll down to see a selection of these types of cubes.
PEBKAC error.

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Re: Want it, with MX-18 on it

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Post by richb » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:24 pm

clicktician wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:46 pm
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I'd say well over 90% of MX users dual boot Windows, and they want it that way. There's a lot of bragging that goes on, but in the end, they dual boot. And that's a problem if you only sell boxes with Linux.
Really!!! Can you show me data to support that.
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