My box arrived in a box!
Other than a small sticker on the bottom there is no visible branding on the @PINE64 PineBook Pro. All the stickers I add now will be for purely aesthetic reasons.
(Images: Three views of the unboxed PineBook, bottom, top, and open)
Up and running!
Had to set the PineBook time/date manually as it thought it was last summer and I'm glad I noticed it was set to a UK rather than US keyboard before I typed too many passwords, but it seems to be functional at the moment.
Will be taking it home to run updates outside of my employer's firewall.
Update: PineBook Pro is updated and currently being used for its intended purpose as a cat chair. 🐱
How is your cat liking the pbp?
@RussSharek It is made of warm so he approves.
And what are your thoughts?
@RussSharek So far, I like it. No "buyer's remorse" as of yet, to be certain.
I'm going to try to use it for work as much as I can this week to get a better feel for the performance. I'm expecting it to be similar to the Raspberry Pi 4s I have in my classroom.
I'll look forward to seeing how it fares as a daily driver.
What distro are you running on it for your test?
@RussSharek Sticking with the Debian with custom MATE that came with it for now.
Good to know. Running Debian here. How is the custom build different?
@RussSharek I've never played with MATE before so it's hard to tell. Only recently figured out the default is 32 bit Debian though, so I might soon be installing something different anyway.
I'd love to know how 64bit Buster flies on that thing.
@theartguy aaahhhh I can't wait for mine to arrive. They told me I have another 1-2 weeks before mine ships.
@c0debabe Mine was going to arrive before the end of the year but I ship things to my school and it would have been closed so... it's here now.
@gudenau I have a Cricut cutter and some adhesive vinyl so I'll be designing my own. :)
@theartguy Got to love CNC!