I am considering buying a NUC so that I can install Hassio and upgrade from my Raspberry Pi.
Reason for this is I want to have about 15 add ons running - including many optional ones such as Phlex, Tautulli and pi-hole, but I feel like the raspberry pi might struggle.
If I buy the NUC, will I be able to install Hass.OS as the operating system? I would prefer to do this rather than install linux and then hass.io on top, because the add-ons system is good enough for me (in terms of additional software) and it’s easier to use since I’m already familiar with hass.io.
I second what others have said about just using a Linux distro. I am using Debian on my NUC. Updating Linux is trivial really especially compared to the flexibility of not locking yourself down to HassOS.
I went to NUC about a month ago but instead of HASS.OS I decided to go Ubuntu Server with containers for everything I wanted. Learning curve with docker is initially steep once you get going on it, it worth the effort to easily manage various components and have a much more stable system.
This thread helped me
Start small, get a hang of it, come here and ask questions. I promise you its worth the effort.
if you just do a linux distro install, install docker and then the generic linux hassio install, restore a snapshot you’re done… nothing to learn - it will look and behave just like Hass.io with HassOS or ResinOS. You can then play with installing other containers to do other things… and yes that is a bit of a learning curve for sure but excruciatingly easy after your first one.