So I'm planning on buying this udoo quadcore board if it suits my needs. I have a few questions about the board. I have cubieboard 2 atm but it lacks gigabit ethernet and is only dualcore and hangs often... 1. How stable are those ready made images? I plan on using Linaro Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Can I expect it to run 20+ days easily? 2. How fast is that gigabit ethernet on this device? Has anyone tried with ftp/samba for example how fast it's possible to move data over network? 3. How fast is the Sata port on this device? Any ideas about typical transfer speeds for normal HDD? 4. Do I have to use some tricks to use the VPU for 1080p video decoding? Or can I just download VLC etc. and have it work out of box? Any ideas about 10bit support of the VPU?(this isn't the most important thing but a big plus). With cubie you have to use command line and no osd for videos... so no subtitle support and I'd prefer gui program to watch videos.