[TUHS] UNIX of choice these days?

Ian Zimmerman itz at very.loosely.org
Thu Sep 21 02:58:30 AEST 2017


On 2017-09-20 08:42, Jon Steinhart wrote:

> The fourth machine lives up at my ski cabin and has 20TiB of disk;  I have a
> remote control system make from a Raspberry PI that I can use to control the
> power on that machine so that I can rsync to it.  It's my main offsite backup
> machine.

This is intriguing; how do you remote-control to the ski cabin?
Satellite or something?

> Won't buy another Dell product.

I have two Dell things, both essential: 1. an ultra light Inspiron XPS
which came with Ubuntu preinstalled (or so I believe, it's second hand)
but now runs my debloated Gentoo variant; and 2. one of their 24 inch
displays, which sadly remain the only affordable wide gamut options, to
my knowledge.

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