Currently I self-host a few servers on my own hardware. I run Linux Dedi instead of Windows because it runs about 10% faster, and is way more efficient than anything Windows can do. (Not to mention that it’s more secure, easier to control, ect. ect.)
I’ve had a few people asking me to host Conan or Rust, and between the two, I’d prefer to host Conan. Unfortunately, I’m not that interested in running it via Wine or in converting the box to Windows just to host one game. (Truly it’s not due to any lack of resources, it just seems like a really stupid idea.)
Some research showed that a true Linux dedi was promised, but I’m unable to find any evidence of it existing outside of some posts saying that PingPerfect is using it.
With all of this in mind, what are your experiences running the dedi in Wine on Ubuntu? Does it take a huge performance hit? Is it a pain the the ■■■ to maintain with each update?