5t4n5 wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:51 pm
jcyr wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:26 pm
My apologies. I'll try keep that in mind.
BTW. No need to jump ship from Windows. Both Windows and in Linux are useful tools, not to mention FreeRTOS in some cases.
Thanks. My jumping ship is because Windows 7 is soon to be ended and i need a new desktop for my living room. So i got the Pi 4 now to give my time to learn Linux and stuff before January.
It's going well, already got it clocked to 2 gig and cooled to 35c and booting from SSD and streaming 1080p without any problems. But this bootloader thing just totally confused me. But all in the learning curve.
Just a suggestion, but if you are fairly to Linux and the Pi you probably don't want to be out on the leading edge of firmware changes. You certainly can be but it does come with some risks and potential extra work on your part.
One of the joys of dealing directly with a small and very response company is that they have very high level of interaction with their userbase. They also make "stuff" available very early on in the process and do not tightly limit their beta and sometimes alpha users/testers. However, there is a somewhat implicit assumption that said users who want to be out on the leading edge, are willing to accept the risks that things might not be completely sorted out, might not work, might completely break their install, and have the abilities to sort it out.
There is no need for most users to be out on said edge, and I would suggest that for most folks, without a very specific need or who really want to help out and test new stuff, it makes sense to wait until things are fully tested and rolled out. At that point stuff it will be fully tested, documented, and have easier installation methods.