Booting the Tinker Board from the new distro I was straight away taken to an LXDE desktop over Debian Stretch. Despite runniing a capable monitor, the Tinker Board desktop had appeared in an SVGA-tastic 800 x 600 pixel resolution.
Sadly there was no option to change this in the desktop display settings, but a quick Google search took me to the support forum and this thread, which allowed me to create an entry for my monitor.
Has it improved, and is it now a worthy contender to the Raspberry Pi crown in more than just its very capable hardware?
Our review board has seen plenty of use in that time.
This site has a wiki and a forum, and appears to have been set up in conjunction with the British retailer Currys/PC World, who are a major British seller of the board.I sense that the creators of this distro could fix both with relative ease; that they haven’t suggests there is still a lack of attention to detail.If the desktop still lacks a little polish, maybe the Tinker Board can rescue its reputation in the support area.These are both problems which do not exist in the equivalent Raspbian distro on a Raspberry Pi 3.For the non-technical users and younger people who may end up with this board it is likely that they will cause many more problems than they would to you or I, Hackaday readers.