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Re: Guix on the MNT Reform
Re: Guix on the MNT Reform
Sun, 29 Aug 2021 19:27:56 -0400
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.2 (gnu/linux)
"Jonathan McHugh" <email@example.com> writes:
> Hi Joshua,
> It does appear from the website that 4GB is the peak. It would be nice
> to take advantage of the open schematics and replace enough hardware
> to overcome this but that would be wasteful indulgence.
> Personally, I probably should prioritise a solid desktop/server to
> handle more onerous chores (such as buildfarming and compiling). And
> also a superb external keyboard... and then wait until the wheels fall
> off one of my laptops machines.
I'm down for that! I'm actually hoping to crowdfund/purchase a Raptor
server. There's a local ISP in town here. Most of the businesses use
it. I could approach them and ask how much it would cost to host a
server at their property. Then it's just a matter of convincing people
to help me raise $9,000. Something like, let's get a Guix Power9 build
server that guix people can hack on. If you give $10, you get a
guix.gnu.org/~username webpage/gemini webpage for a year. If you donate
$20, you get the previous perks plus an email account and so on. Would
you like to help me work on this?
> Im still jealous of your 32GB Ram server, if you have enough ICT
> signal you may as well switch to a leaner laptop which interacts with
> your mothership.
That 32GB RAM server is for sale! For $200 I can sell it to you for
16GB of RAM. For $300 I can sell it for 16GB of RAM. If you live in
the U.S., shipping would be pretty easy.
> FYI, Im getting increasing satisfaction from Gemini - so my RAM needs should
> be shrinking considerably.
> Also, because of the Guix Linode cookbook (thanks guys!) I even got around to
> pushing out a Gemini capsule.
Haha. Chris Lemmer-Webber wrote the guide. I just put it in the
> Im really pleased that Guix is getting a grip on how to manage open hardware
> and more FOSS centric infrastructure.
> Thanks for the pointer re Luke Leighton, i hope to investigate that
> down the road. Also, curious about the intersection between the MNT
> Reform team and Amiga hardware (extensions?).
I interview him a week or two ago? He's got some really ambitious
plans for it. He's also hiring for hardware/software developers.
(The video is also available on the non-free platform. You know which
> Kind regards,
> August 29, 2021 9:10 PM, "Joshua Branson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> "Jonathan McHugh" <email@example.com> writes:
>>> I hope you are enjoying the mechanical keyboard, it seems great!
>> The MNT reform does seem like my dream laptop. I do want a mechanical
>> keyboard. What's the max RAM on the reform? I thought it was 4GB?
>> Sounds pretty low...
>> Though I do like what Luke Leighton is doing with the power SOC/GPU.
>>> Jonathan McHugh
>>> August 17, 2021 7:24 PM, "Christine Lemmer-Webber" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>>> Hi! Well my MNT Reform arrived. I'd like to start putting Guix on it
>>>> but I'm kind of low on time right now...
>>>> I wonder if anyone else has started making progress towards this?
>>>> What I'd love: a tutorial that says "here are the steps to make an sd
>>>> card you can boot your reform with"!
>>>> Christopher Lemmer Webber writes:
>>> I'm very excited to see the MNT Reform launch:
>>> Completely hackable laptop; all the designs (that are possible) are
>>> libre, and you can even 3d print to replace many of the parts.
>> Joshua Branson (jab in #guix)
>> Sent from Emacs and Gnus
>> "You can have whatever you want, as long as you help
>> enough other people get what they want." - Zig Ziglar
Joshua Branson (jab in #guix)
Sent from Emacs and Gnus
"You can have whatever you want, as long as you help
enough other people get what they want." - Zig Ziglar