StableBit DrivePool and StableBit Scanner are designed to run on very lower end hardware (eg, to be fairly light on resources).
In fact, Alex and I test on very low resource VMs. And I used to run DrivePool on a MediaSmart Server (Core 2 Duo era).
Though Spider99 is right. Plex is a beast. you need a LOT of CPU power if you're transcoding media. But if you're not transcoding, then there should be absolutely no issue.
The main reason I want to stick with Windows since that's what I'm most familiar with. I
This is the single best idea ever. Seriously.
I'll recommend not using our software in specific cases, because it's best to use what you're comfortable with. If that's Linux, then use it. If that's Windows, then use that.
Because at the end of the day, when things break, YOU are the one that will be fixing them. If you have no idea what you're doing, it's 100 times harder to fix things. So please do use whatever you're familiar/comfortable with.
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