Intel "Clear Linux" Distro

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  1. jclausius

    jclausius Notebook Virtuoso

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    I am just now seeing some press about Intel's Clear Linux distribution - https://clearlinux.org/ I'm not ready to move on past Linux Mint by any means, but found this release a bit interesting.

    Also, here's some press about the distribution:

    Meet The Linux OS From Intel That’s Beating Windows 10 And Ubuntu — On AMD Hardware

    - Looking for a Linux distribution that’s performance-optimized for your AMD processor?

    - In a recent battery of benchmarks performed on a $199 laptop from Walmart, Ubuntu proved 15-percent faster than the default Windows 10 installation, but then Clear Linux blew both Ubuntu and Fedora out of the water.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasone...d-ubuntu-2004--on-an-amd-laptop/#5e49ad3d6522
     
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    Well for me instant fail. Telemetry in Linux. Maybe you can opt out now, but in later version who knows.

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    GPU support was pretty bad last time I looked into this.
     
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    Intel didnt learn from Ubuntu and Amazon, huh?
     
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    Ubuntu telemetry is easily disabled, right?
     
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    That it was ever there in the first place is the concern.
     
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    Intel created a Linux distribution that’s performance-optimized for AMD processor. wut?
     
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    Same concern with any OS... evil is evil no matter who is committing the sin. But, Linux having telemetry is super-disappointing, like a school teacher or priest committing armed robbery or rape. You expect more from some folks based on their reputation or vocation. We've come to expect total nonsense from crApple and Micro$lop, which makes their frequent crimes and infractions slightly less appalling. We shouldn't tolerate that kind of crap from any of them. Bastards.
    That's in the same league of cuckoo as the above-quoted scenario.
     
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    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

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    Yes, all true and accurate. It's only the irony of the statement that is cuckoo. Just as it would be if someone made a statement that NVIDIA intentionally optimized something for AMD graphics performance. If the statement conveyed that it was optimized for x64 performance that would have not sounded weird. The fact that either competitor might develop new technology or optimize an element existing technology to serve their own interests, but would also ultimately be beneficial for hardware sold by a competitor, doesn't seem strange and it would not be out of the ordinary.
     
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    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

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    Indeed, cooperation and collaboration are very common in technology. It has many positives. Cooperation doesn't always result in a win, but it certainly does some of the time. It also has the potential to lend itself to conspiracies and machinations that help shape the tech world in ways that manipulate things to their benefit as co-conspirators. Cooperation can also lead to anti-trust violations and anti-competitive arrangements within an industry, and push out innovators that are not "team players" with the self-anointed brain trust looking to call all of the shots.
     
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