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Re: Guix on the MNT Reform

From: Jonathan McHugh
Subject: Re: Guix on the MNT Reform
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2021 21:38:32 +0000

Hi Joshua,

The promise of a good laptop keyboard is making me reminisent of my old Sony 
VAIO GRV680 (still stored away for refashioning one day.... Admittedly it was 
more of a desktop replacement laptop than a lean setup.).

It does appear from the website that 4GB is the peak. It would be nice to take 
advantage of the open schematics and replace enough hardware to overcome this 
but that would be wasteful indulgence.

Personally, I probably should prioritise a solid desktop/server to handle more 
onerous chores (such as buildfarming and compiling). And also a superb external 
keyboard... and then wait until the wheels fall off one of my laptops machines.

Im still jealous of your 32GB Ram server, if you have enough ICT signal you may 
as well switch to a leaner laptop which interacts with your mothership.

FYI, Im getting increasing satisfaction from Gemini - so my RAM needs should be 
shrinking considerably. 

Also, because of the Guix Linode cookbook (thanks guys!) I even got around to 
pushing out a Gemini capsule.

Im really pleased that Guix is getting a grip on how to manage open hardware 
and more FOSS centric infrastructure.

Thanks for the pointer re Luke Leighton, i hope to investigate that down the 
road. Also, curious about the intersection between the MNT Reform team and 
Amiga hardware (extensions?).

Kind regards,


August 29, 2021 9:10 PM, "Joshua Branson" <> wrote:

> "Jonathan McHugh" <> writes:
>> I hope you are enjoying the mechanical keyboard, it seems great!
> The MNT reform does seem like my dream laptop. I do want a mechanical
> keyboard. What's the max RAM on the reform? I thought it was 4GB?
> Sounds pretty low...
> Though I do like what Luke Leighton is doing with the power SOC/GPU.
>> ====================
>> Jonathan McHugh
>> August 17, 2021 7:24 PM, "Christine Lemmer-Webber" <> 
>> wrote:
>>> Hi! Well my MNT Reform arrived. I'd like to start putting Guix on it
>>> but I'm kind of low on time right now...
>>> I wonder if anyone else has started making progress towards this?
>>> What I'd love: a tutorial that says "here are the steps to make an sd
>>> card you can boot your reform with"!
>>> Christopher Lemmer Webber writes:
>> I'm very excited to see the MNT Reform launch:
>> Completely hackable laptop; all the designs (that are possible) are
>> libre, and you can even 3d print to replace many of the parts.
> --
> Joshua Branson (jab in #guix)
> Sent from Emacs and Gnus
> "You can have whatever you want, as long as you help
> enough other people get what they want." - Zig Ziglar

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