Intel NUC for music server with Apple ISO or Linux


#1

Does anyone have direct feedback on building an Intel NUC for a music server? I use a Mac Mini with Itunes and Roon with bridge II. I have a second system in a new office with a small separate system. I have zero experience with Linux. None. bt willing to try if someone thinks is’t better than Windows or Apple ISO


#2

If possible I’d like to add an ipad to control if it’s possible. So windows is out. Not sure what Linux can do or offer. Again I know next to nothing about Linux OS


#3

Are you building a Roon ROCK as a server? I did that and moved all music to that, it was pretty painless as you don’t have to be technical or know Linux. They have a lot of instructions about it.


#4

I was going to try a Intel NUC and run Apple OS or try linux. Web surfing, emails, and CD ripping and LP ripping


#5

Understood, unfortunately I don’t know enough technical stuff to help, but good luck with the project, I am sure someone will know. If not you can try the Roon forum too I just asked how to switch out the HDD to a SSD and got a response pretty quickly


#6

A recent article on zDnet might be of interest to you:
Testing openSUSE, Manjaro, Debian, Fedora, and Mint Linux distributions on my new laptop
Let us know how it goes.


#7

Can you try using your office computer as a music source? I’ve been using my general use Apple desktop and laptop as a music server via iTunes/10ft USB cable and it sounded as good as a simple dedicated music server/Roon/ethernet into my DSJ. Differences in servers (power supplies, shielding, dedication, etc.) compared to using a decent computer are very subtle.