Intro - Jeff Geerling

Name: Jeff Geerling
Title/Job Description: Developer / Video creator
Company: Midwestern Mac LLC
Location/Country: St. Louis, MO, USA
First AArch64 device: Raspberry Pi model B
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Other Social Media: About | Jeff Geerling
Favorite Book/Movie/Song/TV Show: Lord of the Rings (book and movies), though Jurassic Park comes in a close second.

I love doing strange and slightly insane things with computers, mostly to explore the limits of what they can do. I often take smaller/weaker machines and stretch them beyond what they are meant to do, but I also love working with more powerful machines to see what fun things I can do with them beyond the normal use cases.

With Ampere, I’m mainly interested to see if ARM CPUs can be built up in a similar way as the X86 ecosystem, so that Apple doesn’t have a stranglehold on all the ‘faster than an SBC’ computers, and so people could get into high performance ARM without having to rent a server from AWS, Azure, or Google.


Wow, Red Shirt Jeff is in da place! :partying_face:
Welcome! :people_hugging:


I am amazed that Jeff is here too. It is so cool to see a developer who is also a YouTube star!


So good to see you on here Jeff. I really enjoy your youtube channel.

I’m with you on that goal, I really want to see ARM give x86_64 a run for its money.

Please, if you can, help raise awareness for the need for companies like Qualcomm to make it easy to run Linux on their CPU’s. I’m new to Ampere they seem to have a great story with Linux but not enough cheap hardware. (To my knowledge)

I’m so excited fot the opportunities on ARM!

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Yes, we (developers) 've been waiting for an “affordable” aarch64 desktop for ages…
We now have a few different machines available, but not yet affordable I’m afraid…

ARM is growing steam for sure. Almost there.

It’s hard to compete with the momentum of x86, so many new + used systems across all kinds of price and performance levels.

Things like the Windows dev kit 2023 is bringing some decent kit to a mass audience. We want more! :slight_smile:

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