As I didn't want to waste my time with a silly test message on an empty forum, I decided to head up finding people who are using these computer toys.
I have a RPi2 lying here and doing nothing but taking dust... Many projects are described and that's really cool... But as for the OS, sorry, Ubuntu Mate is overbloated with useless things, but works out of the box, even WPA access to hidden WLAN APs with SSIDs! Openelec and OSmc are unable to automatically detect any UPnP/DAAP server (bonjour activated on it) on the network, the other 2 ones are only time wasting tricky-tweaky ditros that run well on on Intel/AMD based hardware, but only devellopped for ARM V6 and not yet for ARM V7...
A little bit frustrating isn't it?
So I hoped getting an easy tune up with Raspbian... Not even able to get the USB WLAN dongle that came with the RPi2, work correctly, as it worked out of the box under Ubuntu... And to get the full HD video support you have to pay extra bucks for the driver??? No sorry that's too much for me. I'm the uncomplaining and coolkeeping one but there are limits!!!
OK NAS4Free is a good and simple project to make a little NAS with some complementary features, out of a RPi or an ODROID. But don't expect lightning performances.
The RPi or even the RPi2 as a full featured computer... You can forget it! The RPi2 with Ubuntu Mate is slower than my P III 800MHz 512MB RAM (Dell GX110) running Mageia... OK wrong example... Perhaps.
Another way to make it usefull: CUPS printserver, SaneD scanning server.
well let's see...