x86 replacement?
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(04-06-2021, 07:46 AM)guenther Wrote: ...
Will I be happy with the RockPro64?
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Really hard to advise. I have been using Arm SBCs as my only desktop for a couple of years and am happy to cope with the limitations. Some things (like unusable YouTube playback) are possible to workaround (with youtube-dl). Some things (like slow GnuCash load times due to decompression algorithms) I get used to. Some things (like debos or signal) are a PITA because there is no aarch64 version.

But general browsing (with Firefox), email (Thunderbird), solitaire-like games, videos and music that are local and even photography (fotoxx), finance (gnucash) and family history (gramps) databases are all fine for me. As well as antything I want in LibreOffice.

One thing that can affect your experience is also a drive in the Arm ecosystem for low power consumption. Which I subscribe to as my RockPro64 is passively cooled. But it does mean e.g. Ondemand schedulling which impacts even stuff like SSD i/o - I can get better benchmark results (or gnucash load limes) if I want by switching to Performance schedulling when I get bothered which is not too often!
  • ROCKPro64 v2.1 2GB, 16Gb eMMC for rootfs, SX8200Pro 512GB NVMe for /home, HDMI video & sound, Bluetooth keyboard & mouse. Arch (5.18 kernel, Openbox desktop) for general purpose daily PC.
  • PinePhone Pro Explorer Edition daily driver, Tow-boot on SPI, Arch/phosh on eMMC
  • PinePhone BraveHeart now v1.2b 3/32Gb, Tow-boot with Arch/Phosh on eMMC
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Messages In This Thread
x86 replacement? - by guenther - 04-06-2021, 07:46 AM
RE: x86 replacement? - by dukla2000 - 04-06-2021, 09:05 AM
RE: x86 replacement? - by guenther - 04-06-2021, 10:10 AM
RE: x86 replacement? - by LMM - 04-06-2021, 02:32 PM
RE: x86 replacement? - by guenther - 04-06-2021, 03:43 PM
RE: x86 replacement? - by Vasant - 04-07-2021, 01:30 PM
RE: x86 replacement? - by LMM - 04-08-2021, 03:56 AM
RE: x86 replacement? - by guenther - 04-10-2021, 09:30 AM

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