Setting up Intel GPU HuC & GuC on Pop!_OS 19.04

The intel i915 driver does not load the GuC and HuC binary blobs automatically due to previous issues / security concerns with the binary blobs. However, without loading these blobs, more of the processing is performed on the CPU. I use a Dell XPS 9360 as my portable laptop, and its CPU isn’t aging well with only the dual core processors (plus HT). I use PoP! OS as my main linux OS on all of my machines, however this same process should work the same for Ubuntu and family....

September 29, 2019 · 2 min · Ben V. Brown

Installing Office365 without OneDrive.

When you download the installer from microsoft from an office365 subscription, you are forced to install Onedrive alongside all of the rest of your applications in your bundle. I have found discussed online that you can use the ODT (Office Deployment Tool) to install these programs individually instead, as well as create an offline installer to let you save bandwidth on multiple installs. This is a quick walkthrough to help those of us who dont want to read forums :)....

September 5, 2018 · 3 min · Ben V. Brown