I’ve been somewhat forgiving of the instability of Roon when it was just me using it and regular restarts were merely a hassle.
But since switching our home system fully over from Apple Music and Airplay my wife is now using Roon and she is far less accepting of crashes, freezes, dropouts and other gremlins.
I currently use a Mac M1 Mini (8Gb) with Monterey which, by all reports, is especially problematic due to rampant memory leaks.
So in the interests of marital harmony I’ve doing a stability shootout.
Switching to Server on the Mini is (so far) notably less memory intensive in the sense that memory usage is increasing slowly rather than quickly, and from a lower base.
Thinking Apple Silicon might be the issue I also bought an 8th Gen i7 MiniPC with 16GB.
Initially it had Windows 11 installed and crashed basically every time I looked at it.
So I rolled it back to Windows 10 and, apart from one torture-test induced crash it has been rock solid.
The problem, of course, will be Window’s bizarre inability to completely turn off updates and subsequent restarts/instability.
So I’m wondering if I should go all the way to ROCK.
On a scale of 1 to 10: if Core and Windows 11 is a 1; and Core and Mac Monterey is a 4; and Core and Win 10 is an 8; is ROCK a 10?
Or a 9?
If it is just a bit more stable than Win 10, then I might as well stick with Win 10 as it has the advantage of being able to use the machine for other stuff and I could flip my Mac Mini.
I’ll probably give it a bash anyway as I have a spare SSD and so can fairly easily swap out Win 10 for ROCK and go back if needed.
But I’m curious what others have experienced.