So what’s everyone’s favorite OS for the PinePhone? I’ve tried postmarketOS and UBports, and while they’re both a bit rough around the edges, I’m liking postmarketOS more so far, but curious if anything else runs better. I get that this is a dev device and they’re all rough right now, but it’d be cool to have such an open phone that’s also pretty usable. I wonder how hard it is to build AOSP for it? If I were to get into some development, I’d probably go for LuneOS.
This Raspberry Pi 4 is continuing to impress me more than its predecessors. It's pretty competent at DOSBox, though later games like Warcraft II are big sluggish, along with Windows 3.1 and games I play on it like SimTower and Civ 2. But still playable for the most part. Older DOS games play with out a hitch. Probably try to get some Amiga emulation going later.
Nice it looks like Jellyfin is finally officially on iOS and Roku(not sure when it happened, but noticed today). Looks like I can finally kick Plex to the curb. Of course this comes at a time I'm looking to dump Roku too, and my Roku only reinforced that feeling when I turned it on and it has changed my background to whatever they're advertising at the moment.
The new Nextcloud install is actually running much better, so I guess it ended up being a good thing. I think that install was originally and ownCloud install that I migrated to Nextcloud when the fork happened and upgraded since then. Must have been a lot of cruft in there. Also too the opportunity to switch back from OnlyOffice back to Collabora Online. So much better. It actually opens my documents correctly and isn't as slow.
Hard drive died in my server, the system drive not the OS and was too dead to clone to new drive. Ubuntu server 20.04 installer, was just garbage, so I took the opportunity to migrate back to vanilla Debian. Only real hiccup was Nextcloud. Between PHP and MySQL/MariaDB version change nuance it ended up being easier to do a clean install then reimport my file.
Now that Roku is in in full on "content provider" mode and making access to their platform more difficult, is there a set top box(or what ever we call them these days) platform out there that's provider agnositic in the same way Roku was a few years ago that has a wide range of support for many services?
Reading the articles around the source release of GWBASIC I now recall that Microsoft released the source to DOS 1.25 and 2.0 under an MIT license a while back so I can get an open source DOS on my Compaq portable on a version closer to what it came with(I think it may have been 2.0) rather than FreeDOS which may have been a resource hog and even require a memory expansion. Neat.
This quote basically sums up why I use pretty standard Ubuntu despite being pretty technically adept:
"because it's a bleeding-edge distro—one targeted to the very newest software, possibly at the expense of stability. That's not what I personally want in an operating system—I fix broken things professionally; I'd prefer not to fix them personally any more than I have to"
A little blog post about why I like retro computing
When my Compaq Portable arrives, I'll have to get FreeDOS running on it so my retrocomputing posts on @fosstodon have a bit more FOSS in them.