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    #16
    Yes maybe but Linux never debends sort of like Novell never did in the 1990's. You can too just build a mini W2016 server Virtual box to run Homeseer on in Ubuntu.

    Started with this stuff in the 1980's and using CPM back then on a "portable" Kaypro. This was used for personal business. Payroll, accounts receivables / payable s...so easy to tinker with way back.

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    Windows 2016 or any version of Windows server is not a desktop OS. No eye candy to please the user. Very functional and simple OS.

    I am running Blue Iris on a Windows 2016 server and next to that server running Zoneminder on Ubuntu 20.04 same computer hardware. I still like Zoneminder better. That is me.

    Windows 11 is pure pleasing eye candy, simple and functional and a desktop operating system now resembling the MAC a bit.

    I am doing that with Homeseer 3 box to run MS SAPI speaker instances and other Windows only stuff.

    This box is only used via RDP from Linux. Today RDP to all of the Windows Virtual box Instances running on Ubuntu. The image is 20Gb in size.


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    - Pete

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    Homeseer 3 Pro - 3.0.0.548 (Linux) - Ubuntu 18.04/W7e 64 bit Intel Haswell CPU 16Gb
    Homeseer Zee2 (Lite) - 3.0.0.548 (Linux) - Ubuntu 18.04/W7e - CherryTrail x5-Z8350 BeeLink 4Gb BT3 Pro
    HS4 Lite - Ubuntu 20.04 / VB W7e Jetway JBC420U591
    Fanless Intel® Celeron N3160 SoC 8Gb
    HS4 Pro - V4.1.18.1 - Ubuntu 20.04/VB W7e 64 bit Intel Kaby Lake CPU - 32Gb
    HSTouch on Intel tabletop tablets

    X10, UPB, Zigbee, ZWave and Wifi MQTT automation-Tasmota-Espurna. OmniPro 2, Russound zoned audio, Smartthings hub, Hubitat Hub, and Home Assistant

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      #17
      Pete Thanks for the info. I may have to look into zoneminder. I have an I5 system from my old job when they upgraded systems and it would be perfect to fire up ubuntu on. (Running BI as well.)
      Think I'll stick with HS on Win 10. Some plugins, from what I read, don't like linux.
      I'm like you. I didn't mess with kaypro, but my first computer experience was a TRS-80 model 1 my uncle had. Hunt and peck programs into it.
      My first was a TRS80 coco 1. But I've been working with IBM compats since the XT turbos and up. (Current system I9-11900K)
      But I run an email server on a vps with Debian. Started with Redhat back in the 90s.
      But on topic... The silabs drivers just don't seem to cooperate with Win11. Once they manage to update them where they'll actually install, I'll upgrade.

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        #18
        Yes here had a BBS running on a Commodore Pet computer then a C64 with a bank of 4 Ventel modems. I installed this stuff in the office. Next to the office were pay phones and I tapped in to them outside for my BBS. In the late 1970's got in to phones a bit and could at the time take over trunk lines...it was so easy. Then got in to the Amiga computer and video toaster and helped convert a television station in Chicago over to using the Amiga Toaster for their all day business reports which was being done from the Chicago Board of Trade at the time. Did also write some code to control a commodore 64 via that tape machine to move the satellite dish to download station programming way back. Did this all pro bono for my sisters father in law who was the technical manager of the TV station and all of the channels being broadcast in Chicago in the 1980's.

        In the middle 1990's or so Intel built a computer for AOL that looked just like a MAC and they sold it in Europe. Thinking it has Windows 95 on it at the time with AOL and even had a phone on the top of it. I kept it and will take a picture of it. It was difficult to modify it or get to the mother board.

        Understood about some plugins that are written for Windows and will not work in Linux Mono. I use Jon00's network application running in a HS3 Windows VB on Linux and it manages 15 touchscreens. (turns them on or off, screen savers et al). Note this is concurrent to running HS3 in Linux on the same machine.
        - Pete

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        Homeseer 3 Pro - 3.0.0.548 (Linux) - Ubuntu 18.04/W7e 64 bit Intel Haswell CPU 16Gb
        Homeseer Zee2 (Lite) - 3.0.0.548 (Linux) - Ubuntu 18.04/W7e - CherryTrail x5-Z8350 BeeLink 4Gb BT3 Pro
        HS4 Lite - Ubuntu 20.04 / VB W7e Jetway JBC420U591
        Fanless Intel® Celeron N3160 SoC 8Gb
        HS4 Pro - V4.1.18.1 - Ubuntu 20.04/VB W7e 64 bit Intel Kaby Lake CPU - 32Gb
        HSTouch on Intel tabletop tablets

        X10, UPB, Zigbee, ZWave and Wifi MQTT automation-Tasmota-Espurna. OmniPro 2, Russound zoned audio, Smartthings hub, Hubitat Hub, and Home Assistant

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          #19
          heh. Me too. Ran Remote Access BBS on a 286 and upgraded to 386. Only 1 modem. Zoom 24k. Had over 400 users. (Not bad for 1 modem) Over 100 door games.
          Why didn't you upgrade to HS4?

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            #20
            Originally posted by Pete View Post
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            Wow, thanks for the picture from the wayback machine. I sold a lot of Kaypros back in the 80s - along with just about every other brand & OS from then (extra points to anyone who can say they know the OS that Epson sold for a while when they tried jumping into the PC biz - hint: no they did not call it CP/M).

            My BBS ran on an Apple II+ (bumbed the RAM waaaaay up to 64k!!!) with two 143k 5.25 floppy drives. I think the modem ran at a blinding 1200 baud.

            I remember when we got the first 5MB hard drive - it had to sit exactly level on the desk or risk a crash. We were gobsmacked by the storage.

            We've made a couple/three steps forward since then, but I'm not moving to Windows 11 until well after the early adopters iron out the inevitable wrinkles.

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ID:	1507365 5MB. That's how I felt when I got my first 360k 5.25 floppy drive. (The TRS-80 coco was cassette based.) And I had to remove it to use my rom cartridges. :P
              There was an expansion unit that would plug into the rom port and provide like 5 bays I think, but never got one.
              The coco came out with 4k or 16k. Within the first month, I had voided the warranty and piggybacked up to 64k. (8 ram chips and had to solder 15 legs. (One didn't need it.)
              That was fun. One bad solder joint and there goes your memory. (Mem chips on the right side.)

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                #22
                Why didn't you upgrade to HS4?

                I am running HS4 on two new machines with Ubuntu 20.04 and HS3 on two older machines with Ubuntu 18.04.

                Mostly just tinkering with HS4 (not production) and using HS3 (production).

                Running HA and HS4 and Windows VBs on the new HS4 boxes.
                - Pete

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                Homeseer 3 Pro - 3.0.0.548 (Linux) - Ubuntu 18.04/W7e 64 bit Intel Haswell CPU 16Gb
                Homeseer Zee2 (Lite) - 3.0.0.548 (Linux) - Ubuntu 18.04/W7e - CherryTrail x5-Z8350 BeeLink 4Gb BT3 Pro
                HS4 Lite - Ubuntu 20.04 / VB W7e Jetway JBC420U591
                Fanless Intel® Celeron N3160 SoC 8Gb
                HS4 Pro - V4.1.18.1 - Ubuntu 20.04/VB W7e 64 bit Intel Kaby Lake CPU - 32Gb
                HSTouch on Intel tabletop tablets

                X10, UPB, Zigbee, ZWave and Wifi MQTT automation-Tasmota-Espurna. OmniPro 2, Russound zoned audio, Smartthings hub, Hubitat Hub, and Home Assistant

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