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Writing script to handle fan speed now.

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  • 15
    @kvsjxd Yeah, it's fun. But frustrating at the same time. You get to learn a lot of stuff and understand it's not all magic.
  • 6
    @kaqqao I bet thats not his laptop. Its just a picture on the internet...
  • 0
    @kaqqao Well, that's the only one I have. Should have got something else.
  • 2
    @Jackowski The picture is from the internet, but I do have Arch Linux now running on my machine.
  • 6
    Installing arch is fun for me all the time
  • 4
    @kaqqao I don't have experience with it but if I had to bet I'd say the Surface Book is the least Linux-friendly machine out there.

    On my Surface Pro it has issues with the touchscreen, pen input, suspend and graphics glitches and I imagine the Surface Book could be even worse thanks to its dockable GPU and battery.
  • 10
    MacBooks are not bad for Linux at all, and most software companies buy them in bulk for employees because it's the default development laptop these days. They're expensive, but not much more expensive than a similarly specced XPS or Zenbook.

    MacBooks are a win for employers: less technically minded employees tend to love OSX (which needs less IT support than Windows), and the others will install their favorite Linux distros on anything you give them anyway.
  • 1
    @bittersweet needs less IT support? LMAO
  • 4
    @iam13islucky I dislike OSX with a passion, but people who use it at my company tend to visit IT support less than Windows 10 users...
  • 0
    @bittersweet not where I work. Being able to connect Windows machines to a workgroup and manage them as a whole drastically reduces support needs. It only updates when we push cumulative ones, has policies to change behavior that was confusing, and all in all most of our support is if the hardware variety with Windows.
  • 0
    @bittersweet that last bit! Gold... πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜…
  • 0
    Its fun because of the community and that most of the problems can be solved by a simple search
  • 1
    "linux is so much better cause it's free"
  • 2
    They can't handle fan speeds under their own OS, so no wonder...
  • 0
    Someone likes to live dangerously!
  • 3
    I really don't get why fan speed should be something that an OS has to be concerned with. Or anything that CPU cycles should be wasted on. There is a sensor, a simple firmware on a chip (any 8 bit controller does the job), a fan, done. It is either chicane or bad design. Most simple thing to implement on an atmel.
  • 1
    @mrmarbury purely for overclocking purposes. Overclocking is as old as compilers. Nowadays overclocking is used mainly for benchmarking I presume.
  • 1
    @bioDan yeah bht that doesn't change my initial statement snesor and firmware control the fan speed. And if you want to switch it off or control it manually you could offer a simple interface but other then that this is so basic that every other computer manufacturer gets it done that way. Only Apple sucks here
  • 1
    @mrmarbury I can understand what you're saying, and I relate much to it.
    Still I think it's a nice thing to have control over your fan in the OS level. After all, it is an integral part to the operation of your system.
  • 0
    @bittersweet yes installing Linux on my surface pro 3 was impossible. I set everything up then I had issues with WiFi then touch screen the issues just kept coming....
  • 1
    I have a script to limit the speed of one of the fans on my iMac that goes crazy since first boot in the morning... And it's running OSX πŸ˜…

    (I should say it's a Late 2009 iMac. Super drive replaced with a SSD, and the sensor that doesn't go well it's the optical drive one)
  • 1
    @iam13islucky LMAO you say?

    Google the 'Mac@IBM program' .

    "Just 5 percent of IBM’s Mac using employees need to call the help desk; In contrast an astonishing 40 percent of PC using staff call the help desk."
  • 0
    My sddm crashed on Arch, so I need to leave my KDE and use fucking GNOME... and skype and teamviewer crushed as well) cutting-edge, bitch)))
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