This thread will likely have a number of thoughts… cartridge or cassette, IOS, Windows, Android etc LOL
What OS are you using for your ADS B experience and briefly why. Myself, I currently have an XU4 loaded with their standard Ubuntu Mate. Has been working flawlessly. Handles any ADS B scripts I have chose to use and it is their recommended OS, fully supported. I am about to set up a N2 with a eMMc board and it will be used only for another ADS B unit. I also tend to stick with a recommended and supported version of any sort of OS I have used, possibly not choosing an non official version but works exactly the same. As developers, which OS is easy for you to develop from.
I appreciate for starters it is ARM64 which can create some issues I believe with things you want to do, but as usual on this great reference site, our colleagues have already supplied scripts to cover that OS speed mismatch with programs that are 32. But I am interested in the why for instance, you might want to use Debian Stretch or Buster (the developers sure thought up some interesting names for their creations …) , Ambian or Ubuntu…
Why have so many different versions have come about??? Don’t get too involved in your response, just the basics.