PCDUINOs, just don’t

Yeah like the title says: PCDUINOs, just don’t. While they look good and smell good, they don’t taste good.

The board has impressive specs, and it runs pretty rock solid. Not to mention it has a SATA port! But the support is horrific. The images to dump on it are horrific – if you have happened to find one. My whole experience so far (five months) has been bad. The board is still sitting on my desk because of these issues. The overall support blows. Now let me say, I have not contacted LinkSprite because there aren’t any issues that I feel they would/could resolve over an email. The community for these boards is horrible. The overall support for PCDUINOs on the intarwebs is just plan bad. And it seems to be that no one likes AllWinner chips.

Save yourself the headache and time and get a different board that has tons of support on the web. You will thank yourself that you did later, trust me.

UPDATE: I have decided to try to use the PCDUINO as an arcade emulator. As long as I can get a linux (ubuntu or debian) running on it with no issue I think I should be OK. I have a 250GB 2.5″ SATA drive on it now which is perfect. I don’t need the GPIOs for the emulator either so no fussin with that code. I just don’t get a fancy Raspi GUI 🙁 I’ll let you know what happens.