Is the Pinebook Pro (current version) good for someone trying to learn linux?
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(11-06-2019, 12:36 PM)stiofan Wrote: Hi all

Is the Pinebook Pro (current version) good for someone trying to learn linux?

Or are there too many issues with it which would overwhelm a new user?

Thanks

Yes, is the simple answer.

You have received considerable feedback already. Some feedback against, and some for.

If you are wish to learn linux, this is a simple, cost effective way to do it.  the Debian desktop mrfixit and Luke put together is an excellent choice for someone new to linux. The desktop works, and it has a terminal. Most of what you wish to learn will most likely happen in that terminal.

You can spend a lot of time, and money purchasing a used laptop and installing linux on it. Although that is a great experience and it provides great lessons, I personally believe it is better to start from a known working point and to grow from there.

The Pinebook, and now the Pinebook Pro are excellent starting points because they have everything you need to learn. A display, a keyboard, a linux operating system, and connectivity to the internet.

You could do all this in a virtual machine, on a windows or mac operating system. But then you will need to learn about virtual machines and the differences between them and real hardware.

Now the most useful advice I have for you is to point your browser to:

https://www.tldp.org/

There are many good resources on the internet to learn about linux, but I think that is a good place to start.

My 2 cents.


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RE: Is the Pinebook Pro (current version) good for someone trying to learn linux? - by hmuller - 11-08-2019, 01:47 PM

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