What's the best OS to use for a Dedicated Mac Mini core

I have a quad core i5 2013 mac mini I’m using as my roon core and I was wondering if it would actually perform better running the Linux version? what are your thoughts?

its a 2.3ghz i5 with 16gb DDR3 RAM if it helps with the advice. it’s currently running OSX Catalina and is connected via ethernet. I’m suspecting Linux would have loads less crap running in the background using resources.

I don’t think so, my choice would be to keep it as a Mac, and use the smaller Roon server app, not the combined server/remote app. Make sure software updates, spotlight, etc, are disabled too.

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What are you lacking? I doubt you will experience any major difference with another OS though, Like Mike said, keep OS X, it is a good choice