So its been awhile (again). Thought I’d post a new update. WHS2011 is still going quite strong with DriverBender instead of hardware raid. No problems to report, well other than Microsoft deciding that with the release of Windows Server 2012 that Windows Home Server will no longer exist. Ahh well, long as I keep getting updates and patches for the time being. I may go back and give Amahi a try again sometime in the future, but for now, I’m good to go.
Put Sabayon on the E6410. I have to say I am quite impressed that a Gentoo based distribution can run this smoothly and fast as a desktop environment on the E6410. Only problem being the fingerprint reader, which is a Linux compatibility issue with the Broadcom 5880. I will keep working on it, but thus far I can’t even get Ubuntu to use the reader. Next issue, which I haven’t tackled just yet, is Evolution with Exchange support. Finally had it working on Ubuntu but it took a little bit. Will need to work on this as well, but for now I’m just running the desktop as though it were my primary OS to get a better feel.
On a side node, Verizon Wirelss, fix your time servers. I can no longer use my Google Authenticator because my clock is 4 minutes slow. Please… please to be fixing this ASAP.
Lastly, headsets. The Plantronics Savi 700 is a FANTASTIC desktop headset. Connects up to no only the desk phone, but also to the PC via a USB cable and even cell phones via Bluetooth. It is very lightweight and easy to use, VERY IMPRESSED. Way to go Plantronics. Finally, Jawbone Era… Just got it in the mail yesterday, thank you Yugster, and its tiny and light… like super tiny and light. It came fully charged so immediately synced the iPhone and Fascinate to it, but still have really been able to use it. I have heard NOTHING but good things from the device, but I figure at 63% off market price, I can’t go wrong either way. And its not like I’m going to be using it constantly anyways, just when I’m away from the house and not in my car and maybe around the house cause I don’t want to hold the phone to my ear.
Ok, quick update done, think that’s good for now. Hopefully I won’t let so much time pass before providing another update.