[talk] puri.sm laptops - Too good to be true?
Isaac (.ike) Levy
ike at blackskyresearch.net
Fri Oct 6 19:31:59 EDT 2017
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> On Oct 6, 2017, at 12:49 PM, Pete Wright <pete at nomadlogic.org> wrote:
>> On 10/06/2017 09:44, Pete Wright wrote:
>>> So, with that tip-of-the-iceberg ranting done, this Purism rig seems
>>> almost too good to be true- *for me* :)
>> i'm in the same boat as you .ike in regards to MBP and macOS in general. i got myself a System76 latptop a couple months ago and i'm actually really happy with it. the design of the laptop shell isn't super sexy tbh - but it does have a matte LCD screen which i'm really happy about since i work outside frequently.
>> i've been doing my hacking of the updated drm-next code on this guy as well - so gfx have been pretty great if you don't mind running current on freebsd. my understanding is that openbsd also has support for the i915 gfx as well, but i'm not %100 sure it's fully accelerated - but i suspect stability would be much better! :)
>> this is a bit out of date but should give you an idea as to the hw specs.
> should have just updated dmesgd before posting - this is the current status of this HW:
> this is using stock freebsd 12-CURRENT + an incoming patch for my iwm wifi nic. gfx are now powered by the official "drm-next-kmod" pkg which is sweet.
Unmmmmm, holy cow Pete- rgephy0 is a gigabit Ethernet port?! On a laptop?! That's like a dream come true...
Guess I'll be pouring through the System76 site next :)
> Pete Wright
> pete at nomadlogic.org
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