W. H. Heydt wrote: They appear to have missed the idea of expanding a file system, manually, by request, or automatically. One wonders if they will get around to a file expansion utility for a live system ...
They actually did ! (at least for debian, which is what I'm running on it) I may experiment with Android at some point (I am interested if my stuff will run on it) but mostly I'm interested in it as another tiny gnu+linux system! Anyways, I digressed... the file expansion utility is called resize_rootfs.sh
I ran it just as soon as I got it booted up; no hits, no runs, no errors... takes another reboot of course.
Their board has precisely the same heating issues that the Raspberry PI suffers from... the Pine64 idles with a heatsink at just over 44c. My PI-calc running on four cores drives it over 80c in about a minute; I throttled it back... don't want to ruin it just yet ! Its fast and has what one would expect for a gnu+linux system. They are using Mate by default (similar to Mint) and of course systemd is running.
Of course I only really had time tonight to get it booted, and do some preliminary testing; but I like what I'm seeing, even for a larger board (mine has the extra gig of memory, so that's nice), and the wifi board adapter--- its external antennae gives it a real boost !