can anyone recommend a small, fast and easy to maintain Linux (or other Unix) to replace my ROCK installation on my Intel NUC7i3BNH.
Why I want to do this?
- I want more control for power management. The NUC should shutdown/standby when the RoonServer isn’t playing music for 15 minutes.
- I would like to install extensions to control the RoonServer via a controller/keyboard (skip/pause …).
- If possible I want to let the NUC play AirPlay audio.
I’ve found that Arch Linux has a small footprint but is not easy to setup. So maybe the Arch based Manjaro could be an option if it is still smaller than UbuntuServer. Sorry, I’m a total Linux noob, but I don’t want to buy Windows and the ROCK shows, that Linux works well.
As I don’t own a display (I only have an iMac) the Linux should be maintained headless after setup. I thought about buying a touch screen, but as I understand it right, Roon doesn’t provide a GUI on Linux.
Thanks in advance for some hints