Indeed some of you have one of these and will no doubt have shared my horrors as I discovered that this neat piece of hardware which IS faster than the Raspberry Pi 2 (not the old B, the version 2).. but which ended up in a drawer as the software and support is ABSOLUTE RUBBISH.
Well, today my pal Jonathan got in touch to tell me about DietPi. I’m not going to say too much more but just give you the link.
The software is available for Raspberry Pi, Orange Pi PC and more.
Before you go off… I suggest trying this out on a spare as I have yet to put this through rigorous testing - I’ve not even fitted it up with Node-Red yet… but it’s the most satisfying start I’ve had so far with the Orange Pi – which may yet prove to be a winner.
Here’s the link. http://dietpi.com/
Check out the installation options, the backup options and more – I don’t know how good this is going to be but to be sure – it is POLISHED!
I should point out however that I’ve used this now with the Orange Pi Pc… and i can get no analog sound, no SerialPort for Node-Red – so it may be that there is more style than substance here – time will tell – I’ve put in a support call.