I am not sure of which is the best setup for indi and clients.
Ekos does all the heavy lifting and it is STRONGLY recommended to run it on a separate computer (laptop or workstation).
I would say people with zero experience on Linux is going to have a few difficult days...
no Linux experience necessary
I agree in that one of the aims of Ekos is to be user-friendly, but as suggested in the second part of the above sentence, it is not so intuitive for the new user.
While Ekos IS user friendly, it also has a rather steep learning curve.
As I see in the forum there is many people still using raspi3, but many others, and those starting from zero, they use raspi4, often with 4 GB and a few with 8 GB. In fact, stellarmate gadget has been superseded by stellarmate plus gadget.
a SUPER-INEXPENSIVE $35 computer
jabian wrote: Oh! yes, I didnt see it was from 1 year ago.
A good reason to update it !
Still the point stands: Commercial advertising for raspi is always selling that it is a 30-40€ computer.
In practice, a usable raspi 3, already considering you have another PC to connect with, is probably not less than 70-80 Euros