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by Ras
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus
Replies: 26
Views: 839

Re: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus

Even though I don't use Linux on the desktop or laptop at this point (but I basically use it everywhere else...), I do pick all of my hardware carefully; I've been doing so with the last two desktops and laptops, in case I _do_ switch at some point for whatever reason. I did the same with my previo...
by Ras
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus
Replies: 26
Views: 839

Re: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus

In many fields, the best, or even only applications, _are_ Windows applications. Of course e.g. Photoshop is superior to Gimp - but Gimp is good enough for non-professional use. Just like LibreOffice. And Thunderbird. There, you're mistaken. There are many people who do run Photoshop, LightRoom, MS...
by Ras
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus
Replies: 26
Views: 839

Re: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus

No you can't. The operating system is not the most important piece of software: the applications are. And there's a lot of them under Linux. What you summed up basically says that Windows is the best OS for running Windows applications. Well yeah, that's obvious. The question is whether you want to...
by Ras
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Can somebody with 6 men EGTB show how to win with White?
Replies: 13
Views: 384

Re: Can somebody with 7 men EGTB show how to win with White?

Just because I asked for a 6 men EGTB knowing that it only required a 5 men EGTB, does NOT mean that I thought that a 6 men EGTB will give any different result than a 5 men EGTB for a position that only has 5 pieces. So why did you ask then? The rest of your explanation doesn't make any sense becau...
by Ras
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Can somebody with 6 men EGTB show how to win with White?
Replies: 13
Views: 384

Re: Can somebody with 7 men EGTB show how to win with White?

I knew that it was a 5 men position, so by using a 6 men EGTB it also works. But there is no reason to believe that a 7 men EGTB will give any different result than a 6 men or a 5 men EGTB for a position that only has 5 pieces! Plus at the end White WON the game Any position with sufficient remaini...
by Ras
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Can somebody with 6 men EGTB show how to win with White?
Replies: 13
Views: 384

Re: Can somebody with 7 men EGTB show how to win with White?

I knew that it is a 5 men EGTB, so by using a 6 men EGTB it also works :roll: And why would you ask for someone with a 7 men EGTB (which was the original title of your thread) to look at a 5 men position? You do know that for positions with 5 pieces, the EGBT files of a 7 men EGTB are the same as t...
by Ras
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Can somebody with 6 men EGTB show how to win with White?
Replies: 13
Views: 384

Re: Can somebody with 7 men EGTB show how to win with White?

First, fix your math - start with counting the pieces. Second, there is no win for White. 2k5/8/R7/P7/K7/8/8/r7 w - - 0 1 is a draw.
by Ras
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: M1 Apple Silicon for Chess?
Replies: 361
Views: 36343

Re: M1 Apple Silicon for Chess?

More comparable to M1 in CPU generation, price, and mobility is for example AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U. The one thing where it isn't comparable is availability. And with Ryzen 5000 laptops, you have to watch closely because 5xy0 with even x is Zen 3, but with odd x, it's older Zen 2 chips (shady AMD mar...
by Ras
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus
Replies: 26
Views: 839

Re: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus

So here is this evil thing, and I can't do anything about it. You can. See https://linuxmint.com/release.php?id=39 for a long term stable distro (use the "Edge" kernel version for recent hardware such as Ryzen 4000 laptops). Or if you want a rolling release distro, https://manjaro.org is a good one...
by Ras
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: On-line engine blitz tourney April
Replies: 15
Views: 482

Re: On-line engine blitz tourney April

I can't find where to set the hash table size for the engine in such a way that Rustic automatically uses it when starting from the command-line above. You just configure it in the GUI, both book and hashtables. In case of xboard, it's under Engines -> Common Options. I don't recall how it is in Wi...