The first idea was interesting, but putting Windows 10 inside this Compute Stick was a HUGE mistake. It may take a month or two, but once Windows launches a large automatic update, the stick doesn't have enough buffer storage to complete the installation and locks up. After that, you're done. Can't revert back to the previous system and, in my case, resetting Windows caused the installation screens to run in a loop, never storing the configuration data I had just entered. I re-entered country, keyboard layout, etc. a half-dozen times and gave up.
The product is nicely packaged, an Intel product as slick as any, BUT with Windows 10, it's sending a boy out there to do a man's job. Wait for a future version which, if we are lucky, will either include a slightly less memory-hogging Windows upgrade procedure AND/OR more hardware memory on board, enough for Windows updates to complete properly.
Now the fun part. I got around the problem by installing Ian Morrison's adjusted Ubuntu package on it, after repartitioning the stick's storage memory and -- lo and behold, it now runs like a charm. In the US, you can buy a Linux version of this stick, but since it only has half the memory that the Windows version has (but still runs fine), I now have a turbocharged Linux model, without Microsoft nonsense to deal with, proving that life is indeed great.
If you don't care about voiding your warranty in the process, this is the best road, for sure. Have fun. Nice product, on Linux. ;-)…more