pinebook to pro upgrade path?
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(11-09-2019, 05:25 AM)dhosh Wrote: Wow... good news! That would be great.  Incremental upgrades are very nice. One of the reasons I was looking at them was obviously the price, but also the frustration with having a perfectly running antique Dell laptop that 8 or so flavors of Linux wouldn't run on, and an early Chromebook with the same issue.  Those were both given to me to try and get a working laptop for my grandkids.  I was going to pull out a Raspberry Pi 2 in a home brew wood case , but a laptop would be better for them.

Thanks!

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Hmm  I have not encountered any problems running almost every distro of Linux on old Dells and HP's.....
 If it ran Windows, it will run even better with Linux especially Ubuntu as it comes with tons of 'private' drivers for the wifi.
  Straight Debian can be a little work installing wifi drivers, but Debian 'non-free' will run on a 'live' dvd or install.
  Especially easy on the older computers, laptops for even a novice,
    the newer ones you just need to be more familiar with entering the bios.
  Just some of the cheap Android computers and laptops were designed to be hard or near impossible to convert, but Google had them designed that way...  They did NOT want the Linux people converting them..!

  >Before I bought my new Pinebook Pro,  every computer I used Linux on,   was a Windows computer that I installed Linux on.

   My favorite cheap laptop is the Dell D-531,  You can use it as-is or cheaply upgrade the cpu, the hard drive with a new sata
   SSD (Starting at $28. for a 256gb)  increase the ram for a few bucks....
   In its day it was an enterprise laptop.  It will run slow with Windows 10, But it will fly with the newest Linux distros.!

   The new Pinebook Pro is nice !  But,  Most computers can run Linux, most distros you can try first with a live dvd,
       Then install it if you like it.
      LINUX = CHOICES
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Messages In This Thread
pinebook to pro upgrade path? - by dhosh - 11-08-2019, 08:57 PM
RE: pinebook to pro upgrade path? - by hmuller - 11-08-2019, 09:17 PM
pinebook to pro upgrade path? - by dhosh - 11-08-2019, 09:36 PM
RE: pinebook to pro upgrade path? - by bcnaz - 11-09-2019, 03:31 AM
pinebook to pro upgrade path? - by dhosh - 11-09-2019, 05:25 AM
RE: pinebook to pro upgrade path? - by bcnaz - 11-09-2019, 11:16 AM
pinebook to pro upgrade path? - by dhosh - 11-09-2019, 11:25 AM
RE: pinebook to pro upgrade path? - by bcnaz - 11-09-2019, 11:55 AM
pinebook to pro upgrade path? - by dhosh - 11-09-2019, 12:19 PM
RE: pinebook to pro upgrade path? - by bcnaz - 11-10-2019, 01:45 AM
RE: pinebook to pro upgrade path? - by sebboh - 11-14-2019, 10:21 AM
RE: pinebook to pro upgrade path? - by bcnaz - 11-14-2019, 10:40 AM
RE: pinebook to pro upgrade path? - by Luke - 11-14-2019, 11:19 AM
RE: pinebook to pro upgrade path? - by bcnaz - 11-14-2019, 11:25 AM

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