What are the chances of getting a pine64 mini computer
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What are the chances of getting a line64 mini arm based computer similar to Apple mini with a arm linux distro for a OS?
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Assuming you mean Apple's Mac Mini line, you can pretty much already have this by getting a RockPro64 and one of those little aluminum cases for it. If you're after something with more storage options, there's the NAS case too. Both are small-footprint housings for a computer with easily enough power to be a Linux desktop.
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(09-03-2020, 04:20 PM)diodelass Wrote: Assuming you mean Apple's Mac Mini line, you can pretty much already have this by getting a RockPro64 and one of those little aluminum cases for it. If you're after something with more storage options, there's the NAS case too. Both are small-footprint housings for a computer with easily enough power to be a Linux desktop.

Just curious, as I've been wanting to buy a RockPro64 - I've seen stories that the Rock64 is very under-powered and can't even play YouTube (apologies if it can, and does it nicely), so is the RockPro64 powered enough that you could install a full suite of OpenSUSE, say, and use it like a PC? Or would you need a smaller OS, but you'd still have enough processing power to watch videos and play emulated games?
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The RockPro64 uses the exact same SoC as the PineBook Pro. So anything that runs there, can also run on the RockPro64.

I am writing this right now from my PinebookPro, and can attest that while not super fast, it is usable as a low power laptop including watching Youtube etc.
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(09-04-2020, 02:10 PM)poVoq Wrote: The RockPro64 uses the exact same SoC as the PineBook Pro. So anything that runs there, can also run on the RockPro64.

I am writing this right now from my PinebookPro, and can attest that while not super fast, it is usable as a low power laptop including watching Youtube etc.

Thank you.
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