Rock64 Pro OS?

IceDigger

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So I ordered my first mini pc to play around with.

The Pine Rockpro64 board w/4GB ram and 64GB eMMC chip and misc accessories.

What would be a good OS to start with. I'm competant with linux but not a pro with it. Hobbyist?
 
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MS released windows 10 for ARM, although you'll likely have issues with driver support.

Ubuntu is probably the most widely used distro outside of professional environments. xubuntu or lubuntu variants would probably work best, though based on my experience, however limited it may be, the rockpro should be able to handle the standard build just fine. Arch or SUSE might be worth a look as well.
 

kirbyrj

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I'd probably use the Manjaro version that they use for the Pinebook Pro. I was a little hesitant to use Arch, but it worked ok for me. Wasn't as bad as I thought after I got it to boot.
 
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