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Advise much appreciated: wanting to run HS3PRO and Kodi on NUC8i5BEK

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  • #16
    For tinkering purposes here went from using Windows 10 to Windows 2016 Standard server as a base. I understand it is a bit more costly. Windows 10 is primarily a desktop operating system where as Windows 2016 is a server operating system. (Windows 10 is fatter that Windows 2016 server). That is me though and my opinion.

    I have too stayed in the Oracle Virtual Box realm of VM's these days and currently utilizing latest VB V.6.2 running on a base Ubuntu server or LUbuntu lite desktop.

    Many users here have opted to go the VMware ESXI route and are happy campers today.
    - Pete

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    • #17
      On another note: VMWare ESXi does not require VirtualHere or other 'tricks' and has build in support to share host USB devices such as a SmartStick+ to a guest OS VM.


      • #18
        I have run HS3 on VMware previously but have now settled on an older i7 Gen 6 Win 10 laptop with 8 Gb RAM and a 256 GB SSD for the last 3 years with no problems.
        I have two RPi3 running Kodi on LibreElec that work great. Also have a i5 Gen 6 Win 10 PC running Kodi 18.4 which runs flawlessly. I also run the PlexKodiConnect plugin to keep Plex synced up with all the Kodi servers.
        For virtualization - I have switched to Proxmox VE from VMware. It is based on KVM, cost a lot less (free) and has no hardware restrictions like VMware and runs great. Here's a pic of the web interface: