Phoronix IRC Log: 2009-05-13
maligor: Deanjo, cool
maligor: registered developer program I guess?
maligor: feels a bit like gloating :P
evocallaghan: Nope ! I support that fully !
evocallaghan: I think other companies should raise awareness for the consumer as well
evocallaghan: although that side of the site is for its share holders.. pritty much any company does that kind of thing in a dark coner of there site..
maligor: that was linked to the frontpage
evocallaghan: yep, as I say, I fully support that movement
marsje: anyone here uses Asus' Express Gate?
elena09: Did someone test Asus M50VN -A100 laptop? http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=d8C54s14hOgkBys0
marsje: I just got a Asus M4A78-EM with EXpress Gate, but when I try to start it, it says Express Gate Installation Incomplete
marsje: according to this forum post I need some Windows utility?!?!?! http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?board_id=3&model=N50Vc&id=20090126063700440&page=1&SLanguage=en-us
marsje: elena09: I see this laptop also has Express Gate...
marsje: elena09: and you use Ubuntu?
elena09: I haven't bought it yet, it's just what the company offered me
elena09: yes, my intention is to run Ubuntu on it
marsje: elena09: seems you need Windows to install Express Gate :-(
elena09: so, I can't run Ubuntu on it
marsje: no, you can... but you also need to install Windows if you want to use this Express Gate
marsje: if you don't care about Express Gate, never mind :)
redeeman: intel is also under investigation for tax fraud in denmark
evocallaghan: +1 :D
evocallaghan: Great news !
redeeman: apparantly they have bought/sold stuff
redeeman: with prices
redeeman: adjust so perfectly
redeeman: that their stuff goes to exactly zero
redeeman: it will be fun to see the outcome
Milyardo: Well I'll be damned
Milyardo: A Meijer ad of phoronix? o.O
Milyardo: a meijer ad online? O.o
Azerthoth: you hallucinating
Azerthoth: meds are wearing off / kicking in
Milyardo: I has screenshots
Milyardo: I'm not crazy
maligor: photoshop! photoshop!
Milyardo: I personal perfer Kroger to Meijer
maligor: a junk shop?
wirechief: bought his netbook at meijer
maligor: I refuse to buy crappy intel netbooks
maligor: I want a mips or arm netbook!
Milyardo: wishes for a Ultra-sparc netbook
maligor: mm.. yeah.. sparc T2 netbook
Milyardo: it's be nuclear powered
maligor: 10 core netbook
maligor: I'd like to see i.MX515 1GHz benchmarks tho
bkero: Milyardo: chizu has a SPARC laptop. You should take it from him.
chizu: That I do, two in fact.
chizu: It won't make much of a netbook. I think it weighs eight pounds.
bkero: The term netbook is entirely subjective.
bkero: It's a netbook to an ogre.
bkero: Microsoft, I have the morals of a gorilla, will you make an MP3 player for me?
mattmatteh: agrees with maligor, with non crappy x86 computers ( desktop or laptop)
maligor: and the vicious bloodsucking invisible ghost Intel!
bkero: There's always the Alwaysinnovating Touchbook.
wirechief: i would like to use phoronix test suite to test my current install of karmic with an intel gpu any recommends on syntax for a generic test ?
marsje: just started installing his first HTPC... *sigh*
Milyardo: marsje: XBMC or Mythtv?
marsje: starting with mythtv
marsje: I couldn't find a ready made iso for xbmc
marsje: after going through the setup process and reboot, mythbuntu started up with a garbled screen...
Milyardo: haha Mine doesn't that when it shuts down
Milyardo: I hate Usplash
Lightkey: maligor: I got a MIPS netbook :-)
Lightkey: well, MIPS 'compatible'
Lightkey: you know which CPU I mean
Deanjo: w00t!!! susestudio can do SLE respins now too
evocallaghan: +1 for MIPS
mattmatteh: Lightkey, which laptop ?
mattmatteh: Lightkey, i assume its a 2f or 2e foolong or yeelong ?
Lightkey: mattmatteh: Loongson-2F and yes, it is a YeeLoong 8089 netbook by Lemote ;-)
evocallaghan: Lightkey: I want to get hold of one of them to port our OS to it !
evocallaghan: I got a brand new JTAG waitting here.. :p
Lightkey: I got it from Tekmote, the european distributor from the Netherlands
evocallaghan: Do they ship to the UK ?
Lightkey: why not?
Lightkey: I bet they would even ship it back to China
evocallaghan: Got there URL please?
Lightkey: the chinese plug that they shipped with it "by mistake" would have worked better there anyway
Lightkey: I am sure you are able to google for tekmote
evocallaghan: yea, I was wondering if your talking about tekmote.nl or not
Lightkey: I did say they were from the Netherlands
evocallaghan: I am busy doing other things here too buddy..
Lightkey: if you are too busy to read what I write, why should I answer you then, "buddy"?
evocallaghan: I am too busy to read contrasending comments and argue about meaningless foo
Deanjo: michaellarabel, http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=132891
michaellarabel: Thanks Deanjo
Deanjo: Maybe you can use them when you wedge in that GTX 295 card into your mac mini :P
michaellarabel: Deanjo: haha, if only I had one :(
Deanjo: Heh, I'm holding off until the fall before upgrading my video
mattmatteh: Lightkey, i have been trying to get the desktop mini
mattmatteh: Lightkey, and was interested in the 2f, but read that a quad core would be comming out soon. i am drooling over that
Lightkey: not sure.. I never do more than one thing on it, so I would not benefit from more cores
Lightkey: would be different on a desktop probably
mattmatteh: Lightkey, well, i dont need that either, but sounds nice
mattmatteh: Lightkey, like if i get one, it would use if for a whlie
mattmatteh: Lightkey, and... it would be my first quad core
mattmatteh: Lightkey, i only have a dual core now.
mattmatteh: something nice to mess with
mattmatteh: and use of course
Deanjo: Ummm, michaellarabel people might confuse your little subheading "It's Stable" with it being "Official". It's still a pre-release