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Reinstall Challenge 2018

Reinstall Challenge 2018

Initially a challenge by roguewhaler and otherjared in 2012 to keep the number of OS reinstalls per computer down to 5 per year, I am continuing to keep track of just how ridiculous I am.

Note that each reinstall referenced here is a complete nuke n pave.

Last Updated: 2018-12-31


Codex

Custom Built NAS

Date Operating System Reason
2018-01-01 FreeNAS 11 Giving FreeNAS + Jails a try again
2018-02-03 Canonical Ubuntu Server 16.04 Back to Linux for Plex Pass features that don't work on FreeNAS
2018-04-01 Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Native BackBlaze support.
Storage Spaces
Functional Plex remote updating & Plex Pass features.

Myyah

Dell XPS 13 9370 Developer Edition notebook

Date Operating System Reason
2018-05-09 Dell Ubuntu 16.04 Shipped with
2018-05-10 Canonical Ubuntu 18.04 Fresh install to latest version
2018-05-11 Ubuntu Mate 18.04 Because
2018-05-12 Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 Because
2018-05-13 KDE Neon Because
2018-05-19 Solus Because
2018-06-09 Microsoft Windows 10 Pro To play Final Fantasy XIV
2018-07-25 Canonical Ubuntu 18.04.1 Because Linux! (+ FFXIV runs well with wine.)
2018-08-10 Kubuntu 18.04.1 Because GNOME is just too crashy.
2018-08-23 elementary OS 5.0 "Juno" Beta 1 Hi, my name is Jared. I am a chronic distro hopper.
2018-09-01 Canonical Ubuntu 18.04.1 I'm ridiculous.
Customized Pantheon so much, just better to run GNOME anyway.
2018-11-03 Canonical Ubuntu 18.10
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Linux for "Almost Everything™"
Windows for "Some Games™", Office, and Visual Studio
2018-11-22 System76 Pop!_OS 18.10 Back to Linux 100% because I'm ridiculous.

Sakura

Apple iPhone Xs Max smartphone

Date Operating System Reason
2018-09-21 iOS 12.0 Shipped with
2018-10-31 iOS 12.1 DFU restore to fix Wi-Fi driver issue
2018-12-23 iOS 12.1.2 DFU restore after phone wouldn't turn on after 23 hours of charging

Twilight

Custom Built computer

Date Operating System Reason
2018-01-01 Microsoft Windows 10 Home Fresh install for the new year
2018-02-18 Microsoft Windows 10 Home Refactored RAID Vol/Arrays.
2018-02-19
2018-02-20
KDE Neon
Solus
Fedora Workstation 26
Fedora Workstation 27
Fedora Rawhide 20180204
Canonical Ubuntu 18.04 Daily
qemu kvm VFIO IOMMU attempt
2018-02-20 Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Unsuccessful qemu + kvm VFIO IOMMU attempts.
Revert to Windows only. Removed SSD to be used in new machine.
2018-07-25 Canonical Ubuntu 18.04.1
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Because Linux!
Because some games no worky in Linux!
2018-08-10 Kubuntu 18.04.1 Because GNOME is just too crashy
Linux only from now on for my desktop.
2018-08-25 elementary OS 5.0 "Juno" Beta 1 Hi, my name is Jared. I am a chronic distro hopper.
I can haz gamez - Windows 10 VFIO is RUNNING!
2018-11-15 Canonical Ubuntu 18.10 Linux-only Build for "Almost Everything™"
2018-12-08 System76 Pop!_OS 18.10 I'm really liking what Pop!_OS is doing.

Devices That Were Retired This Year

Citadel

Synology DS213 NAS

Date Operating System Reason
2018-01-01 Synology DiskStation Manager 6.1 Fresh install for the new year/Drive reconfiguration
2018-02-03 -- [Retired] Gifted to friends.

EDI

Apple iMac (27-inch, Late-2009) computer

Date Operating System Reason
2018-05-01 Apple macOS 10.13 Fresh install
2018-07-14 -- [Retired] Traded in to Apple Recycling program on 2018-07-27.

Liara

Apple MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) notebook

Date Operating System Reason
2018-01-01 Microsoft Windows 10 Home Fresh install for the new year
2018-01-18 Solus Desire to go Linux only
2018-01-26 Ubuntu Mate 17.10 Software/Library compatibility issues (r3x-onenote)
2018-02-01 Microsoft Windows 10 Home Easier to run Windows on this hardware and WSL/Docker/VM the rest
2018-04-10 Kubuntu 18.04 Beta 2 It's time to give this a shot again
2018-06-04 Apple macOS Mojave beta Fresh install
2018-05-09 -- [Retired] Traded in to Apple Recycling program on 2018-07-27.

Sakura

Samsung Galaxy Note8 smartphone

Date Operating System Reason
2018-01-01 Samsung Android 7.1.1 Fresh install for the new year
2018-06-09 Samsung Android 8.0 Fresh install of 8.0 once OTA 8.0 install completed successfully.
2018-09-21 -- [Retired] Returned to T-Mobile

Schala

Custom Built computer

Date Operating System Reason
2018-07-15 Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Initial install
2018-10-20 -- [Retired]

Sutina

Dell OptiPlex 390 Dekstop computer

Date Operating System Reason
2018-07-17 Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Initial install
2018-07-14 -- [Retired] Combined functions into Schala 2018-07-30.

Tali

Custom Built computer

Date Operating System Reason
2018-11-10 Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Windows-only Build for "Some Games™", Office, and Visual Studio
2018-12-31 -- [Retired] To be parted for gift build for family.
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