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Linux KVM GPU pass-through

Passing-through a GPU to a virtual machine requires loading vfio-pci, instead of the "normal" GPU driver. Normally you use the device-ids to select the graphic card for the virtual machine, but what if they share the same id?

Own Certificate Authority on Linux

With your own Certificate Authority you can get rid of browser security warnings and you don't need to import single site certificates, only the CA root certificate once.

The AMD Ryzen ThreadRipper CPU is, thanks to the enormous core count, perfect for virtualization. By passing an graphic card to the VM it's possible achieve almost bare metal GPU performance, which is important for gaming or the use of graphical intensive software (like Adobe Photoshop).

In the past BIOS updates often required Windows or booting from a stick. Thankfully with the Lenovo ThinkPad P1 and the almost identical ThinkPad X1 Extreme, you can update the BIOS directly from Linux.

The Sony MDR-1000X and it's successors the WH-1000XM2 and WH-1000XM3 are some of the best bluetooth headphones out there. With it's easy to use integrated touch pad on the right side and the great noise cancelling they are an ideal daily driver at the office. Using them on Linux is quiet straight forward with some caveats on high quality audio.