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by jcyr
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PI4B and Raspbian challenge - Use as main computer a fortnight.
Replies: 31
Views: 1398

Re: PI4B and Raspbian challenge - Use as main computer a fortnight.

It's a valid concern. Lot's of legacy Windows applications do not run on Linux never mind within the limits of the Pi. My plan since 1997 has been: Don't do that. If it does not run on Linux it does not get used. Makes life much easier. It does mean one has to choose ones work to fit the plan. But ...
by jcyr
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PI4B and Raspbian challenge - Use as main computer a fortnight.
Replies: 31
Views: 1398

Re: PI4B and Raspbian challenge - Use as main computer a fortnight.

DAI-X wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:06 am
I have been using a Pi 2B as my main PC for 18 months.
Not possible here. Won't run Quicken, Photoshop, Quartus, PSoC Creator, and a bunch of other daily use programs. Some of these aren't even ported to Linux on Intel.
by jcyr
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?
Replies: 108
Views: 11261

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?

Sure, for customer provisionable things. Would it be naive on my part to hope that a few bytes of actual OTP be reserved for end-user use? https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/industrial/README.md Would rather have a bigger part of EEPROM space reserved instead though. (For things lik...
by jcyr
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?
Replies: 109
Views: 4108

Re: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?

If this article is true (and it seems to be confirmed by Raspberry) you might want to consider an early purchase of the Pi 4: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/07/raspberry-pi-4-uses-incorrect-usb-c-design-wont-work-with-some-chargers/ :o :o Why? Just use a power supply that works! Like the incr...
by jcyr
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?
Replies: 109
Views: 4108

Re: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?

Ordered 1G and 4G Pi4 on day of announcement from CanaKit in Vancouver. As of today, both have arrived. I ordered from CanaKit in Vancouver also. I ordered the 4G Pi4 Starter Kit on June 24th at 9pm. It is not supposed to ship until July 15th. You must ordered your boards earlier than that and were...
by jcyr
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?
Replies: 109
Views: 4108

Re: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?

Ordered 1G and 4G Pi4 on day of announcement from CanaKit in Vancouver. As of today, both have arrived. I ordered from CanaKit in Vancouver also. I ordered the 4G Pi4 Starter Kit on June 24th at 9pm. It is not supposed to ship until July 15th. You must ordered your boards earlier than that and were...
by jcyr
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?
Replies: 109
Views: 4108

Re: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?

Ordered 1G and 4G Pi4 on day of announcement from CanaKit in Vancouver. As of today, both have arrived.
by jcyr
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?
Replies: 108
Views: 11261

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?

Not sure we have made the decision on that yet. I suspect there will be an area of the EEPROM used for user data that will take on the role of the OTP bits, and that will be (re)settable. But don't quote me on it. I would also expect it to default to SD card if no USB device was found. We may even ...
by jcyr
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?
Replies: 108
Views: 11261

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?

Couple questions on this subject - 1. Scenario - RP4 with updated EEPROM after the USB boot capability release - Will that update make it boot from USB forevermore (unless EEPROM is changed)? In other words, if I burn a fresh image to a USB drive will it boot right up or would there be a procedure ...
by jcyr
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Underclocking and the RPi 4B?
Replies: 32
Views: 1307

Re: Underclocking and the RPi 4B?

https://www.seeedstudio.com/ICE-Tower-CPU-Cooling-Fan-for-Raspberry-pi-Support-Pi-4-p-4097.html That looks very cool, if nothing other than in appearance. Based on what has been said of the Pi 4, more specifically the use of a large copper plane under the CPU to distribute heat over a large portion...
by jcyr
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Installation guide not available
Replies: 14
Views: 422

Re: Installation guide not available

DirkS wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:44 pm
jcyr wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:42 pm
PTC.
Who :?:
I think it stands for Pi Trading Co.
by jcyr
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Installation guide not available
Replies: 14
Views: 422

Re: Installation guide not available

To be fair, I think its CanaKit that adds the pamphlet, not the PTC.
by jcyr
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 as Desktop computer
Replies: 52
Views: 3365

Re: Pi4 as Desktop computer

jamesh wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:52 am
5t4n5 wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:52 am
jamesh wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:54 pm
Ah, we have spent lots of time optimising Chromium, haven't touched Firefox.
Is Firefox going to be optimised? It's very clunky and youtube playback sucks.
Not by us.
That's unfortunate. I avoid all things Google! Looking forward to a Ubuntu port.
by jcyr
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Installation guide not available
Replies: 14
Views: 422

Re: Installation guide not available

Had to chuckle when my pi4 arrived with a pi3 instruction booklet. :lol:
by jcyr
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!
Replies: 68
Views: 2902

Re: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!

"Doesn't meet my needs" well then go away and find a solution elsewhere, stop whinging to us. I was waiting for that one... Kind of like the silly expression often heard: "You don't like this country, move somewhere else!" Hardly practical, specially when the Pi remains the best solution available,...
by jcyr
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!
Replies: 68
Views: 2902

Re: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!

Oddly we clearly sell a device that exactly meets your needs. The 3B. Thanks. I was a little concerned when it disappeared from your front page. So effectively what you are saying is that you are happy with the Lamborghini Diablo, but are slagging off the Lamborghini Reventon because it's better? N...
by jcyr
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!
Replies: 68
Views: 2902

Re: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!

Oddly we clearly sell a device that exactly meets your needs. The 3B.
Thanks. I was a little concerned when it disappeared from your front page.
by jcyr
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!
Replies: 68
Views: 2902

Re: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!

Non illigitimi carborundum. *I* think the Pi4B is an impressive board. It is clearly head and shoulders above the Pi3B/Pi3B+ even as the Pi3B was head and shoulders above the original Pi2B, and the Pi2B above the B+. It ticks every box covering weaknesses in the Pi3B/Pi3B+ and more besides. There a...
by jcyr
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!
Replies: 68
Views: 2902

Re: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!

I'd like an answer to my question. What I like about the Pi4 - Enhanced CPU - USB 3.0 - GigE - Faster SD? What I don't like. - Dual HDMI - Power consumption and thermal - Do I really need 1 G memory This thread has made me really curious about how many are actually using Pi on the desktop? I mean s...
by jcyr
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!
Replies: 68
Views: 2902

Re: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!

I'd like an answer to my question. I'm curious. What about the Pi 4 makes it the "least impressive offering" of all previous product releases? What I like about the Pi4 - Enhanced CPU - USB 3.0 - GigE - Faster SD? What I don't like. - Dual HDMI - Power consumption and thermal - Do I really need 1 G...
by jcyr
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!
Replies: 68
Views: 2902

Re: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!

Simple, board space and power. At least stub one of the HDMI ports. Then use a pliers and pull the extra microHDMI off. Not a problem! Edit: Power? If you don't have any displays connected, you aren't using any power. Board Space? I would think that, if that mattered to you, those GPIO pins and USB...
by jcyr
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!
Replies: 68
Views: 2902

Re: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!

@jcyr Your post came off as so incredibly selfish and derogatory (you seriously think that the USB-C decision was because of the "lowest common denominator"? I assume you mean kids and first-timers.) And tropes, seriously? Just because it is a trope doesn't make it wrong or misguided - and I don't ...
by jcyr
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!
Replies: 68
Views: 2902

Re: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!

@jcyr Your post came off as so incredibly selfish and derogatory (you seriously think that the USB-C decision was because of the "lowest common denominator"? I assume you mean kids and first-timers.) And tropes, seriously? Just because it is a trope doesn't make it wrong or misguided - and I don't ...
by jcyr
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!
Replies: 68
Views: 2902

Re: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!

Forcing the use of external adapters is just another small unnecessary annoyance for someone who has no plans to ever use any monitors, let alone two! What? If you want to run headless, then why on earth do you need to plug anything into those two micro HDMI sockets? Certainly no adapters are neede...
by jcyr
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!
Replies: 68
Views: 2902

Re: Why doesn't the next Pi add...? Why doesn't the Pi 4 have...? The definitive debunking!

Also, seriously, you can get a new HDMI cable for $5 -$10 in the US with microHDMI to HDMI, or an adapter for similar price. I think your hatred of dongles is clouding your mind. Once in a while (not the MacBook, that's not once in a while), a dongle is the best solution. Oh, I don't know? There's ...

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