Jason Friedrich

hardware

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My Intel NUC home lab is finally fan-less. In the summer months, with air temperatures of 30˚ to 40˚C, the small fans were spinning almost all day. Especially with the older models. Nevermore!

I finally decided to get Akasa cases for the NUC. As they are sitting on one of my desks, I decided to go with the Plato line. The X7D for the NUC7i5BNH, the X7 for the NUC7i7DNHE and the X8 for the NUC8i7BEH.

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After six and a half years of heavy use, my main computer, a mid-2011 27″ iMac, is on the Fritz.

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I definitely see parallels between the Netbook hype and the Tablet hype. It was new, it was exciting, it was the same but something different. It was smaller, and lightweight.

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Apples gives a maximum of 16 GB of memory for a 27-ich, mid-2011 iMac. The screenshot below proves them otherwise:

The iMac works fine with 32 GB of memory. I finally have a little bit of leeway to use VMware Fusion properly. Maybe Yosemite will even finally run smoothly now.

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