Episode 359

Ask Noah Show 359 | The Framework Laptop


October 17th, 2023

56 mins 13 secs

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About this Episode

This week a special guest joins The Ask Noah Show to discuss how approachable and easy Framework is making the purchase and maintnece of a modular laptop. Matthew Miller joins the program and we talk Fedora!

-- During The Show --

00:30 LFNW

  • Conference is re-scheduled (early next year)
  • All other activities still going on

02:30 Framework Laptop Impressions

  • First impressions
  • Saw them in the wild
  • Watched other manufactures make parts

06:05 Framework Owner Interview

  • 13 years old
  • House rules
  • Previous laptop - ThinkPad X270
  • What led you to Framework?
  • What were your first impressions?
  • How did the purchase day go?
  • Why the DIY route?
  • Order experience
  • Very well organized packing
  • Storage
  • Everything is labeled
  • First Power On
  • OS - Kubuntu
  • What is it like using it?
  • X270 to Framework Comparison
  • What distros have you tried?
    • Kubuntu
    • Ubuntu
    • Arch
  • Long term expectations?
  • Who is the ideal Framework customer?
  • Gaming?
  • Framework videos, labels, QR codes
  • Any improvements on modules?
  • disassembling
  • What is the feel like?
  • Over all 0-10?
  • Expansion modules
  • Tools included
  • Highly polished hardware and software experience
  • Framework

28:30 Matthew Miller

  • What's new in Fedora?
    • under the hood improvements
    • packaging
    • build infrastructure
  • 5 year strategy "Guiding Star"
    • double the number of contributors
    • better metrics
    • mentors
  • Ansible came from Fedora
  • Friends, features, first
  • Tools & People cycle
  • What is on the immediate horizon
    • change proposals
    • DNF re-written in C++
    • new installer UI
    • increased automation
  • CoreOS and SilverBlue
  • Why is coming to summit important?
  • Getting things into RHEL
  • EPEL repository
  • Origin of Ansible
  • Red Hat's method
  • Red Hat is a good steward of OSS
  • What's next for Fedora

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