#Pinebook is in the beginning of usability; the firmware can be updated, but no updates yet. There aren't auto-updates for much of the core software. The kernel is not mainline.
It'll get better.
$200 ARM Linux laptops are the future.
@tindall I hope so, I'm just really, really hoping someone eventually makes a shell that can handle a keyboard my size. Or at least give me designs for a 3D printer; I will drop money for the same size and layout as my desktop.
@tindall That's superb news, I feel like every computer buyer should make super crappy keyboards a deal breaker. (I'm looking at you, Apple :)
@tindall I really appreciate you posting as you go along with this. I'm interested in getting one for the office which would primarily be my note-taking (vim) machine and such. I also see potential for it to be my dedicated machine to connect to a few VMs I use via RDP. Have you (or anyone that you're aware of) had the opportunity to try using remmina or rdesktop or something like that on this machine?
@SpankyWorks not yet, but I'll check it out. IMO even the original Pinebook 1080p served well in the use case of note-taking and even IRC - the Pro is more than sufficient, especially now that they offer more keyboard options.
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