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  • SpacePiggy

    My other desktop PC is a M1 MacMini. As my previous iMac is still working after 14 years (with a new SSD) I look forward to Cloudready v299 (ARM) running on the MacMini in a decade or so.

    The iMac used to be on Neverwear's approved list, but has been removed as too old. It still runs CROS v89.4.44 just fine.

    Re: the CTL, I get the huge RAM if I want a few thousand browser windows or Linux apps running, but 2 TB storage? On my CN60 w/16GB SSD CROS takes 8GB for system. On the iMac with 120GB SSD it grabs 40GB or so. How much storage will be taken on the CTL?

    A really neat trick would be to get a touch version of Cloudready to run on my out of date iPad. That would be sweet.

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  • Bidwell Ely

    Dream on  James, in 14 years of hammering on the keyboard, as SpacePiggy alludes to, you might find a reason to splurge on what is up to date 14 years from now. Sort of like cars, are you going to stay with an ICE engine or an E engine. Such big decisions for an "old" brain. 

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  • SpacePiggy

    Speaking of "branes" I think we're ready for our Cloudready implants. Who needs a device in 10 years?

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  • JCloud

    I tend to need big hard drives because I'm backing up for family or doing some thing else with big data. Also for work need it too.

    I just got an Office 365 account and I uploaded 800gb in a week already. I burnt the cables at the local phone exchange and had to call them out. Happens once a year or so.

    Now Google photos is not free unlimited even more data will go to Office 365 or more local drives. Also will probably buy more Google storage so as to have two Cloud options.

    I do Google takeout on my google accounts for emergency access / backup every now and then too. Cloud is the way, but still like local copies just in case. 

    I am pretty good at using machines for a long time, still using Win 7 with a 7200rpm HD, 2nd gen i5, 4gb RAM.  That just for those need something Windows occasion so don't mind it slow. Though will replace with something shiny new when Chrome stops getting updates on it. The CR machine I was using for 3 years before Jan 21 had a 5200rpm HD.

    As long as my daily driver machine is fastish I don't mind how old it is.

    Hardware speeds seem to be growing faster than useful software creations, I just think machines will keep their initial speed for longer and longer. The only really useful software addition in the last 15 years for me has been tabbed browsing. Microsoft keep trying to add things to Windows but they realise no one uses them so eventually it gets buried. Software seems to have largely peaked where hardware hasn't. Even if software does grow, Cloud computing will mean it shouldn't slow things down too much. Microsoft know this, they know buying of new Win Lic is slowing, that's why they want everyone on monthly subscriptions.

    Those Mac minis are nice and good value. Trouble is all my family want laptops, so all these little machines would be great for me, I can't really buy them because I need things I can pass onto my family.

    So yeah the mac mini or ctl dream is over, thanks for crushing my dreams guys :-(

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  • Bidwell Ely

    SpacePiggy
    In my "brane", CloudReady would be a nice addition to the Deep Brain Stimulus!

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  • JCloud

    Issue with implant is when streaming doesn't work people will punch themselves rather than punching their laptop. Hmmm maybe not such a big issue.

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  • JCloud

    That statue is so wrong it's right.

    Wonder what Spider Hams real name is:

    Piggy Parker

    Peter Porker

    SpacePiggy

    Cam Sprawler

    ???????

    With great power comes great smoked bacon?

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  • JCloud

    Girlfriend - miss piggy

    bit on the side Gandy Gammon.

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  • SpacePiggy

    It seems my response has been bitten by the Approval gods...any possible wisdom is pending.

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  • Bidwell Ely

    Ilya G, release, please!

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