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From: ori@eigenstate.org
To: 9fans@9fans.net
Subject: Re: [9fans] plan9 in 2023 - which edition, fork, distro and what host
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2023 01:19:16 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1C1FF1CE8595EC9378F57B35FA243569@eigenstate.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <16904145570.04B0eb3.45505@composer.9fans.topicbox.com>

Quoth will.senn@gmail.com:
> Well, it's time for my every handful of years dive into plan 9. In 2023, what's the best (most current) source for the distro and is it best practice to install it on hardware (RPI or other) or in a VM (which)? I'd like the mouse to work and the network... As unflakily as possible 😀.
> Will


For hardware,  I'd suggest 9front on an old thinkpad.
Most seem to like x230s, but personally I run an x260.

I have the wifi swapped out for a Centrino 6235, which
gets me to a usable-but-not-fast, 500k/sec; good enough
for sitting down at a coffee shop to do some hacking.

I also have a way-overkill CPU server, Ryzen 7 on an
X570 chipset, and an Intel 82599 10 gbit nic plugged
in. The main reason for the overkill box is that I
wanted something with a bunch of slots for nvme and
hard drives. And because fast machines are fun.

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  parent reply	other threads:[~2023-07-27  5:19 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2023-07-26 23:35 will.senn
2023-07-27  1:19 ` Don A. Bailey
2023-07-27  5:19 ` ori [this message]
2023-08-01 18:14   ` will.senn
2023-08-01 19:54     ` thedaemon via 9fans

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