What image to use

I’m waiting on my Rock Pi to arrive and am wondering what is the most stable/supported image there is to use. I’d like the most hardware to work and have a good GUI desktop.

There must not be one…


It’s hard to say. It really depends on your need. If you want multimedia, you should go with libreELEC. If you want retro game, you should go with Recal_box. For desktop, currently you have two choices, Armbian and Debian Stretch.

Hello, Rock Pi is a wonderful computer, if you are asking about general purpose desktop, as @jack suggested you can choose between Armbian and Debian. I tested both on my Rock Pi and my experience was bad with Armbian, it was impossible to set up it !
Debian works fine, if you update to latest packages the default web browser (chromium) will not work more, so before you update the system you should install other browser (vivaldi is a nice alternative).

You’ll love your RPi !

I have tried debian, and failed to put it in Spanish.

Spanish tutorial for put Armbian to Spanish: