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  • I’ll start this by saying I’m not familiar with either model, but as a general rule, always go x86 when you can. The Intel processor is going to be much better supported. You might get the snapdragon version to run, but it likely isn’t supported by mainline Linux.

    That being said, touch screen support on Linux is improving rapidly, but still isn’t quite there. Make sure you’re aware of the user experience before buying so you won’t be disappointed.

    Also, my unsolicited 2 cents, I would try to avoid buying lenovo. I’ve had the unfortunate responsibility of fixing a few of their products (an all-in-one and a few laptops, including a new thinkpad) and can confidently say their reliability, and repairability have greatly diminished. They use cheap parts and are in general, poorly designed.


  • carziantoLinuxCAD Software Suggestion
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    25 days ago

    Onshape hands down. Browser based so there’s no compatibility issues. It’s super easy to use and pretty powerful. Its free for hobbiests (the caveat being your models will be publically accessible). We use it exclusively at work and it’s been awesome.

    Onshape.com

    I’d love a good Foss CAD package but there are too many issues with the current ones for me to make the jump.





  • carziantoScience Memes@mander.xyzisopods are friends
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    Yeah, my Lemmy client timed out twice trying to upload the photo. Then failed again when I tried using a link. Each time I refreshed it and didn’t see a comment, so I figured might as well try again. I noticed the multiple comments but it looks like my client just silently fails when deleting them. I figured it was funny so I didn’t try too hard to delete them (ツ)






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    That’s definitely something to be aware of, but the vdev expansion feature was mergered and will be released probably this year.

    Additionally, it looks like the authors main gripe is the current way to expand is to add more vdevs. If you plan this out ahead of time then adding more vdevs incrementally isn’t an issue, you just need to buy enough drives for a vdev. In homelab use this might an issue, but if OP is planning on a 40 drive setup then needing to buy drives in groups of 2-3 instead of individually shouldn’t be a huge deal.


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    You need to research raid 1,6,10 and zfs first. Make an informed decision and go from there. You’re basing the number of drives off of (uninformed) assumptions and that’s going to drive all of your decisions the wrong way. Start with figuring out your target storage amount and how many drive failures you can tolerate.




  • Ah ok. I’ve done opnsense and pfsense both virtualized in proxmox and on bare metal. I’ve done the setup both at two work places now and at home. I vastly prefer bare metal. Managing it in a VM is a pain. The nic pass through is fine, but it complicates configuration and troubleshooting. If you’re not getting the speeds you want then there’s now two systems to troubleshoot instead of one. Additionally, now you need to worry about keeping your hypervisor up and running in addition to the firewall. This makes updates and other maintance more difficult. Hypervisors do provide snapshots, but opnsense is easy enough to back up that it’s not really a compelling argument.

    My two cents is get the right equipment for the firewall and run bare metal. Having more CPU is great if you want to do intrusion detection, DNS filtering, vpns, etc. on the firewall. Don’t feel like you need to hypervisor everything