[nmglug] Meeting Thurs, Apr. 28;

Ted Pomeroy ted.pome at gmail.com
Tue Apr 26 13:45:07 PDT 2022

NMGLUGers, More errors on my part. The Xeon Quad-core is hyper-threading
with the apparent 8 Pentium4 cores reported on lshw. This scheme is
different from the simple listing of cores and threads or hyper-threads on
my newer cpu reports from lshw. Lots of work went into making the most of
available materials and pushing the parts to work to the max, hence the six
fans and other overhead.
See you Thursday. Thank you, Ted P

On Tue, Apr 26, 2022 at 2:02 PM Ted Pomeroy <ted.pome at gmail.com> wrote:

> NMGLUGers, We do have a meeting this week, still virtual till we plan
> otherwise. See https://nmglug.org/meetings/ for the link to the 'virtual
> meeting place'. Schedule: Thurs. April 28th at 5:30pm, MDT, till about 7pm.
> We recently exploded my ignorance of the politics at the Free Software
> Foundation. I did re-view the video on the "State of Free Software" and
> found the overall tone to be negative. There were several "Thou shalt not
> ..." recommendations, not commandments, but mainly what not to do. I can
> see this as an impediment to progress, and fun, at this point in time with
> the multitude of hardware and software combinations out there.
> On the other hand The Linux Foundation is also moving ahead:
> The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation
> through open source, today announced the first round of keynote speakers
> taking the stage at Open Source Summit North America, June 21-24, in
> Austin, TX and virtually. To Register:
> https://events.linuxfoundation.org/open-source-summit-north-america/register/
> The preliminaries are posted and the actual event is very nearby, so maybe
> some of our locals will be interested. Much of this is specialized, but it
> all seems more creative and positive, at least in the announcement blurbs.
> I have been working on a 2010 Mac Pro Tower, proprietary hardware, highly
> tweaked in manufacture, but running Xubuntu tolerably. It is like a
> modification of a Mac Truck to do family driving: over elaborate and over
> powered. I note that newer machines are lighter and faster. The absence of
> hyper-threading is compensated by over-clocking the multiple cores. They
> are kept cool by one or two of the six fans in the box. It works, but is it
> efficient or necessary? Perhaps you are making progress on more interesting
> combinations of hardware and software.
> Thank you, Ted P
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