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  2. Linux Mint (v19.1 Xfce) ; it's been my primary OS since Jan 2019 on my main PC. although it's installed on some other computers I got to as it runs better on some underpowered laptops than Windows does, especially since Windows 10 is just a bit too taxing on them and Windows 7 support ends Jan 2020. so Linux was pretty much the only real option for me overall. even my old desktop from 2006 has Mint on it as Win10 won't work at all on that on that due to lack of 'nx bit' support on motherboard, so Linux is my only option on that basically. so while I am no expert on Linux, Mint seems to be a pretty safe bet for most people for general use when it comes to a Linux OS you just install and pretty much use (although those on low ram should use the 'vm.swappiness=10' (you can find more online)). like probably the best for something that works well out-of-the-box and is not bloated etc. p.s. I do have a couple issues with it though... 1)if 'vdpau' is enabled in video playback software it's not long before it freezes the system (I can disable the GPU acceleration to work around that issue). 2)within about 5-10 days of system uptime the system will lockup/freeze coming out of the lock screen. NOTE: but recently (less than 24 hours ago) I used the Linux Nvidia driver PPA to get newer drivers, I choose v418.xx instead of the one offered which is v390.xxx, for my Nvidia 1050 Ti 4GB GPU and I am going to be testing those over the upcoming days as I figure if things are stable for a full 14+ days, between the GPU freeze/lock screen issue, chances are the driver update fixed my two issues. if not, I can try a the other drivers in the menu like v410.xx or newest v430.xx I think.
  3. it appears all their future phones from this point forward... from the way I was reading other reporting. If not, I have a Nexus 6p that I may have to quickly get rid of. lol
  4. Why does the quick reply section save posts that have already been posted? If I make a post in the quick reply, leave the site, come back and click on quick reply, I'm expecting it to be empty, as it should be, but instead it loads up the last post that was already posted... Is there any way that post saving can be opted out of or in to instead of having it enabled no matter what?
  5. Given the "social credit scores", AI, surveillance and what not in China, unless you are part of the political elite, it's probably best if you buy from a Chinese branded manufacturer, than Apple, Samsung etc.
  6. Shoot, considering I see people tossing their phones in 9-18 months, unless they are an instagram/twitter/fakebook selfie addict, they probably won't wear it out. I don't get how people toss these things away after a short time.
  7. Microsoft has to follow the same laws that Google does. Huawei still has access to Android itself since it's open source, but Windows is closed source and has to be licensed.
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  9. "instead of google crap" Yeah, because half-baked Chinese software is so much better... I'm no fan of Google but c'mon lol.
  10. PNWDweller

    Warranty void if removed stickers?

    I used to work for a company that didn't have stickers on them to prevent opening. There were no warnings about voiding the warranting if you opened up the case. There was a problem with a switch getting stuck in one position. People would get in there and replace it instead if sending it in for repair. They had a way of knowing if someone opened the case, even to look inside. The bottom feet were rubber and covered the screw holes. They had a clear cover on them that would crease if you flexed it to get to the screws inside.
  11. Think the big problem with that is "banding together"; I just don't see that happening but hey, maybe I'm wrong. There are stories about iPhone sales being down because of nationalization. Just add this to the trade war and I'm betting it will increase the decline of non Chinese tech in China.
  12. Think the big problem with that is "banding together"; I just don't see that happening but hey, maybe I'm wrong.
  13. The guy who thinks buying apps is "disrespecting yourself" and uses a flip phone is going to tell us which phones are best. Yeah... Okay.
  14. Aokromes

    Warranty void if removed stickers?

    depends on the country where you live.
  15. i hope all non-us based mobile manufacturers unite to create one android OS alternative, or custom android with their own applications (on russia or china for example they have a lot of non-google applications that manufacturers can ship instead google crap)
  16. And? Conservatives aren't known for pushing taxes and social programs.
  17. Jesus ######. I hope Huawei continues with their lawsuit. The way they're being treated lately is complete crap when NO ONE is willing to provide any kind of evidence to back up they've done anything wrong... They make good devices.
  18. I wonder if this will make Chinese Huawei customers more nationalistic. I can imagine a scenario where pride takes over and users buy even more Huawei phones just as a big FU to other countries. I also wonder if this backfires on Google. Maybe other Chinese manufacturers realize Android (well, Google services) isn't a safe bet because Google can pull the rug without a legal case being presented, then they band together to adopt a competing operating system.
  19. Although I am not a fan of Chrome, it must be said that Google has been applying a lot of effort for a long time now for GPU acceleration inside Chrome, so I suspect that this story has more going on than meets the eye ATM. BTW, I strongly suspect that Google will be shoehorning their Filament Engine into Chrome at some point which is a full PBR based Render Engine. Hack on that code at: https://github.com/google/filament
  20. This is why getting blacklisted by a major country can bite you. (The same would be true of getting whacked by Russia if that is where you have a large portion of your sales - Lenovo, for example.)
  21. Extract the package, Force install via Device Manager, no need to wait for HP That can cause problems if the oem customizes their drivers for backlighting, etc. HP is notorious for that.
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