I finally got a 32GB, 2GB RAM Intel Compute Stick running with 64 bit Ubuntu Desktop, headless, with Dump1090. Why is this interesting? Soon, as the Cherry Trail stick is now available, the original Compute Sticks sticks will become cheap. They have a case, and an integrated fan, and are a bit smaller than the RPi, overall. And they have more CPU, memory and storage, for whatever.
So far, I’ve noticed that running Dump1090, the fan doesn’t come on, and the stick runs at about 36-39C. Not too shabby. It’s running the Atom Z3735F compared to the RPi 2 ARM Cortex-A7.
They look like powerhouses for the size. A quad core 1.3GHz processor and 2GB ram rocks. Up in the air about the integrated 32GB of storage being that flash memory seems so fragile. Honestly I am sure I am not the only one who has had to swap out SD cards quite occasionally. Wouldn’t mind this for the “full” Windows 10 experience but the price better drop big time for apps like this… US$130.00 equals 4 Raspberry Pi 2’s or 26 Raspberry Pi Zeros which are starting to make their way to stores as of late.
That being said would still love to hear about your experiences with the device.
How hard was it to move from Windows which seems to be the default OS to Ubuntu?
I’ve been running these sticks for months 24/7 on Win10 Pro as video servers with no issues, so the SSD fragility isn’t really a problem. Inventory onboard is about 17GB and it plays no problems, and gets refreshed regularly.
I opted to blow away the Win partitions altogether and go all Ubuntu.