Thanks very much for your excellent work and all the tips.
I just received 1st generation stick with Ubuntu 14.04, and after a few hours of playing with it I decided to change the linux version to something more light.
I folowed your instruction with Lubuntu, and then changed the kernel to your newest modified. Very useful, now the stick works quite fluent. The only negative impact is that build-in wifi performance was better with factory build (like 30mb vs. 18-20mb/s now). Thank you once again!
thanks for your work and information. But I uses openSUSE since more than 15 years, so I tested my ComputeSticks STCK1A32WFC and STCK2m364CC with openSUSE Tumbleweed, which I installed with ImageWriter on a USB-Memory-Stick. If "EFI secure boot" is enabled in EFI BIOS, they ask if the key should be installed. After this the USB-Memory-Stick boots and I can install the OS on the Compute Stick. On the STCK1A32WFC I installed it parallel to the Windows 10 on a fast (> 90MB/s) mikro-SD-Card an on the other in the internal memory.
For openSUSE Tumbleweed, exists an Repository which includes a driver for the not in standard Kernel available RTL8723BS WLAN/BT driver, which works fine on the STCK1A32WFC.