My first Single Board!
#1
Hey guys after a lengthy search for my first single board I settled on the Rock64 mostly because of the 4gb ram. I wish that it had wifi but a dongle works just as well and gives it a little more character. Anyways I just wanted to say hey and thank you for this board. 
It has been many years since I have used linux so I have some reading to do tonight. The wiki seems very informative. Smile Also I have some future plans to bring many more people into the single board world and I hope that this community will help and welcome them. 

I do have one question right now. I flashed my 64gb SD with jessie-minimal-rock64-0.5.15-136-arm64.img however it has no desktop enviroment. What is the easiest way for me to get a pretty looking and easy to use linux up and running quickly? Also security is a major issue. It must be safe. 

Thanks,
J
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(04-05-2018, 08:16 PM)jjh221 Wrote: Hey guys after a lengthy search for my first single board I settled on the Rock64 mostly because of the 4gb ram. I wish that it had wifi but a dongle works just as well and gives it a little more character. Anyways I just wanted to say hey and thank you for this board. 
It has been many years since I have used linux so I have some reading to do tonight. The wiki seems very informative. Smile Also I have some future plans to bring many more people into the single board world and I hope that this community will help and welcome them. 

I do have one question right now. I flashed my 64gb SD with jessie-minimal-rock64-0.5.15-136-arm64.img however it has no desktop enviroment. What is the easiest way for me to get a pretty looking and easy to use linux up and running quickly? Also security is a major issue. It must be safe. 

Thanks,
J

If you want to use a desktop environment with your Rock64 then please follow this thread. At the end of this month ayufan is aiming to release a stable 0.6.X OS image based on Bionic which will come with LXDE. For now however, you need to install the desktop yourself.

Security isn't an issue.
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#3
Great thanks Luke I'll have a read tonight. What about windows iot?
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#4
(04-07-2018, 02:06 PM)jjh221 Wrote: Great thanks Luke I'll have a read tonight. What about windows iot?

Windows IoT is NOT Windows OS, it is a dedicated function OS designs for IoT application. ROCK64 doesn't have Windows IoT or Windows OS build.
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#5
ok is there something that is user friendly that will work with the rock64 that has not been built by anyone? sorry for any confusion
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