I just wanted to commend and thank Roon for the excellent documentation to do with setting up ROCK on a NUC. Though there are a few (not many) somewhat fiddly aspects to it, the docs were systematic and made everything more or less foolproof. At any rate, I couldn’t fault them and everything went just as they said it would.
It makes a nice change from what too often happens in these situations, namely that you get halfway through the documented steps for some process, only to find that one of them doesn’t quite match reality and you end up stymied, unable to go on and with the computer, say, stuck in some nether region between valid states. (Or you figure it out but only by doing the work of the docs yourself.)
As for switching the Core to ROCK/NUC, I may be tricking myself, but everything seems to sound better than when the Core was running on an old Windows desktop. I can’t say anything about long term reliability because I’ve only been running it a day or so.
If you’d like to know, the NUC I am using is a 7th Gen i3, with, for the moment, just 4GB of RAM. I bought it secondhand rather than get a new 10th Gen one that isn’t officially supported. Cheaper too.