Review/Advice for new board owner (support,purchase etc)
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Second, I own a Tinker Board S and am not a noob with dev boards but I have also never compiled an OS and i do have to research when it comes to more complex tasks like changing uboot or CPU freq etc.  So are the images released fairly stable?  Is pine actively developing their images or is it going to take some work to get this board useable as a basic daily driver Linux PC?  I knows it's a dev board but I will be using it for basic desktop needs including streaming and most likely main dev work will be on the 32 bit board when I become more comfortable. 

Pine are not doing any particular image work. They rely on the community which so far has been a chap known as Ayufan. Who is actively supported by Pine. Armbian are possibly about to come to the party.

So if you are used to wintel then not at all complete or stable. However, my rockpro64 is the only pc with power in my house. Kernel support in the mainline is not too bad, in the rockchip derived (by Ayufan) 4.4 is fine depending on your use cases.
  • ROCKPro64 v2.1 2GB, 16Gb eMMC for rootfs, SX8200Pro 512GB NVMe for /home, HDMI video & sound, Bluetooth keyboard & mouse. Arch (5.14 kernel, Openbox desktop) for general purpose daily PC.
  • PinePhone BraveHeart now v1.2b 3/32Gb daily driver, dual boot via p-boot with Mobian/f2fs/Phosh on eMMC, Arch/ext4/Phosh on SDcard
  • PinePhone v1.2a 2G/16Gb that needs USB board replaced

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RE: Review/Advice for new board owner (support,purchase etc) - by dukla2000 - 10-12-2018, 01:58 AM

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