@aral yes, is a very good board…
@aral try out Gnome, it is way snappier than KDE :)
@aral I've written my review (in french) here : https://baudouin.feildel.fr/posts/pinebook-pro-review/
@amdg2 Mmmbon par contre, Qwerty bwof.
Bon en tout cas merci pour ton article, c'est éducatif !
@panais mais c'est un plaisir :)
On s'y fait au Qwerty, par contre le logiciel n'est pas encore blindé à 100%, il y a des bugs parfois. Rien de bien grave, mais hier j'ai du redémarrer de force suite à un écran noir. Ça arrive rarement, mais ça arrive ;-)
@amdg2 Oh, interesting given how everyone always goes on about GNOME being a slog (I run Pop!_OS/GNOME on my main machine and love it). I’ll probably keep this on what it came with (Manjaro + Plasma) so I have a different enough machine to test with (not to mention the ARM64 processor) ;)
@aral Well, I tried Manjaro with Plasma and it really felt sluggish for the few days I use it. I installed Gnome because it is me DE of choice. It is not blazingly fast but does not feel sluggish.
It is probably due to Wayland being used by Gnome and Plasma.
@hankg I’m really impressed. Writing this to you on it right now and the performance is perfectly acceptable (and Mastodon is React so not the lightest interface) :)
@aral HEY SUPER curious about this. My coder buddy told me not to get this because even at the price it was just too weak (he said). So! WAS HE RIGHT? I listened to him.
@BradyDale It’s not going to match a $2000 laptop like my Dell XPS-13 in performance but yes, it is fully usable. Just testing out VSCodium and I can definitely work in it.
(And I’m writing this to you on it too.) :)
@aral where to order? :)
@fireglow It’s perfectly functional :)
(My main keyboard is a Topre Realforce so don’t expect me to rave about any laptop keyboard… although the one on my Dell XPS 13 is about as good as they get) :P
@aral welcome to the world of Arch-ish OS! Soon you'll crave Arch like the rest of us. LOL.
@danarel I’m going to keep it on that machine so I have a different distro to test with but no, I’m quite allergic to their approach to things. The GNOME / System76 folks are on a good path towards creating everyday technology for everyday people.
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