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I am going to be transferring my torrent server and mumble server off of my Raspberry Pi onto an Intel NUC that will be coming in today. I was wondering what operating system you guys would suggest for this type of machine. I was running Raspbian (a Debian variant) on the Raspberry Pi.

I'm leaning towards Windows 10 at the moment, as I feel proficient in Windows, whereas I feel just comfortable with Linux.

What do you guys suggest? Should I also potentially look into a specific server OS?

EDIT: I also plan on installing a Plex Media Server on the NUC (main reason for the upgrade! smile.gif )
Edited by GamerKingFaiz - 2/11/16 at 9:17am
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Any flavor of Linux will work for your needs. I suggest Ubuntu or Linux Mint since you've already used a Debian variant before.

edit: I run Plex Media Server on a CentOS 7 virtual machine and run Windows 8.1 on my HTPC boxes (mainly due to needing Media Center to record shows from my TV tuner).
Edited by jibesh - 2/11/16 at 11:31am
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FreeBSD
But of course I would say that ^^

It does have everything you need and more... As long as your nuc is supported that is...


Outside of that, I'd say pick Debian or cent. Avoid unstable branches. Best of luck! ^^. If you will run into specific problems let us know and we'll try to help.
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I'd say centos. If you're comfortable with Linux I see no advantage to running Windows.
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I'd say centos. If you're comfortable with Linux I see no advantage to running Windows.

My main reason for leaning towards Windows is that some of the torrent automation stuff I've been looking into seems to only be available on Windows.
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My main reason for leaning towards Windows is that some of the torrent automation stuff I've been looking into seems to only be available on Windows.

What automation specifically? I know there's many different choices for Linux and if not there's scripting.
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What automation specifically? I know there's many different choices for Linux and if not there's scripting.

I was looking into some torrent automation stuff and ran into Sick Beard, which is platform agnostic, so that's fine. But I was also interested in using The Scene Release Unpacker, which requires .NET Framework.

There might have been other stuff as well, but they aren't coming to mind right away.
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I was looking into some torrent automation stuff and ran into Sick Beard, which is platform agnostic, so that's fine. But I was also interested in using The Scene Release Unpacker, which requires .NET Framework.

There might have been other stuff as well, but they aren't coming to mind right away.

There is also couchpotato and headphones, some more I'm forgetting but you should come across with researching those. Never heard of that other program but it looks like all it does is unpack archives. All these other programs I believe do that anyways. I rarely have a need to unpack anything. That's probably as far as we should go about that stuff since it's a touchy topic. But use whatever OS you need to support your programs.
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