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  1. On 11/7/2017 at 9:23 PM, Thomas131 said:

    I want to replace my old "Server" (Pi 1B)

    I don't want to be a moron but ... if you come from using a RPi 1 every piece of cr*p from Orange Pi or NanoPi can be far away from your actual performance. You can't imaging how worst is the combination of slow mono core solution and internal hub sharing bandwidth between network and USB.

  2. Here you can't find anything about that SoC.

    Are you Spanish or Spanish speaker? 

    The RK3066 can run Picuntu ubuntu versión and can be uptated til Ubuntu 14.04

    Here you can find a lot of information

    including the instructions to install the bootloader inside the Recovery partition and run Ubuntu from a microSD card.


    Here the final step to run headless and links to all the process



  3. IMHO. For me 3 boards are the minimum to be supported : desktop, NAS - LAMP and IoT server. 

    And maybe 2 options for each purpose : cheap and optimal. 

    A sane portfolio of 6 maker and professional boards with top notch OS. 

    But, I'm only a moron user and sometimes tester. 

    But guys at the end you have to know you are amazing, including the rude comments, the moron questions and everything. 

  4. After talking about "the crazy idea" of use of this boards like light desktops in other thread with @JoeyBeelinkX2 :

    I start reading about ways to improve the performance.

    In this way I find an alternative scheduler specially conceived by responsiveness of desktop use, is called MuQSS

    I also find a kernel ready to use on x86 architectures (includes de MuQSS scheduler instead of CFS and BFQ instead of CFQ, while also adding more tweaks for responsiveness like proper QoS over TCP to avoid TCP congestion)

    And my final questions:

    • Can this kernel improve the Desktop performance or responsiveness?
    • Can be included on the Desktop images?


  5. 7 hours ago, JoeyBeelinkX2 said:

    original Android apps

    All this stuff run under old kernels and proprietary drivers and blobs. I'm agree with you about the slow response running Chrome (Chromiun) under armbian and the performance you can obtain using the same or equivalent Chrome under Android.

    But is a matter of freedom, real freedom, vs a limited but good user experience.


    This video is recorded using kazam on an Orange Pi One (only 512MB RAM) at the same time I use the system to show his capacities. Is not an intel Skull Canyon NUC but can be useful in some scenarios.



  6. I use a BeelinkX2 as a light/cheap desktop replacement, mainly because is the best way to manage my others headless ARM boards by SSH sessions. Sometimes I perform flac to mp3 conversions in this machine without worrying about heat, as long time ago say @tkaiser : H3 is not an animal or a human being that gets hurt by temperatures exceeding 40°C. It's a chip rated for up to 125°C :) → 

    Related to CPU throtling in the past I use some CPU desktop pluging monitor on Ubuntu but I d'ont know if working in this case:

    Also in the past I use on ODROID boards cpufrequtils like showed in this post:

  7. And this is a BeelinX2 using internal memory (nobody ask, but I like H3 SoC) and Legacy Desktop armbian:

    manuti@beelinkx2:~$ 7za b
    7-Zip (A) 9.20  Copyright (c) 1999-2010 Igor Pavlov  2010-11-18
    p7zip Version 9.20 (locale=es_ES.UTF-8,Utf16=on,HugeFiles=on,4 CPUs)
    RAM size:    1000 MB,  # CPU hardware threads:   4
    RAM usage:    850 MB,  # Benchmark threads:      4
    Dict        Compressing          |        Decompressing
          Speed Usage    R/U Rating  |    Speed Usage    R/U Rating
           KB/s     %   MIPS   MIPS  |     KB/s     %   MIPS   MIPS
    22:    1379   301    445   1342  |    35621   393    816   3213
    23:    1378   308    455   1404  |    34656   388    816   3171
    24:    1354   317    459   1456  |    34350   391    815   3186
    25:    1069   272    449   1221  |    31443   365    809   2956
    Avr:          300    452   1356               384    814   3132
    Tot:          342    633   2244


  8. I do not have deep knowledge but only as user in my humble opinion I can say a couple of things.

    I think the XU4 is a good board but you need to consider something: In the last ODROID Magazine the CEO from Hardkernel talked about 2 or 3 new boards this year, so ... maybe the XU4 go to a second place in the Hardkernel catalogue and support & development. 

    I'm very surprised in general with the ratio power/price you can have with Orange Pi boards (always with armbian OS) maybe you can start with one of this, like  Orange Pi Plus 2E.


  9. 3 hours ago, jernej said:

    That article compares F2FS and BTRFS

    Yes, I know but I never think in F2FS as an option in GNU/Linux system and finding two benchmarks close in time I'm thinking in take a look to all this numbers.