Nice post AMP.
I wouldn’t call myself a Linux expert by any means, but can just about deal with it - I’d be able to get a Linux Roon Server setup for sure.
Thing is, I just wouldn’t bother. I hate Linux and only have experience with it because I worked in a multi-OS boutique company and Linux was part if the deal for various reasons. For people with less skills than me, Linux has the potential to be a really horrible experience. Copying command lines you don’t understand in to a window that has potential to destroy your whole server isnt really quite the same as dropping a needle on a record or pressing play on a CD player after plugging them in. Hopefully RCK will do that for people that have no interest in computers. Should the building of the NUC be a step too far, people like yourselves can jump in.
Right now I don’t have a need because my Mac mini fills the role fine. But in the future if I wanted a specific machine to run my Roon Core I’d definitely start here with this kit, and let someone else worry about how it works.
Yes, web guis can be frustrating and limiting sometimes, but in the right hands, any options you need will be added as they become apparent. And I’ve no doubt it’s in the right hands!
Looking forward to seeing a glimpse of the web GUI and RCK in action.