I just joined the elementaryOS forum as I am strongly considering replacing my server OS with elementary. I have a Dell r710 (2xXeon CPU, 64GB, 4TB HDD) currently running LXLE but I need to rebuild it to add more HDD storage, and will have to install a fresh OS. So... I use a Mac mostly for my personal use and thus I like the UI of elementary. I note that it is based on the same Ubuntu base (bionic beaver, 18.04 LTS), so I would think I could replace my OS without any difficulty.
I run VMware Workstation Pro for work, and I recently installed Plex Media Server for personal use, and neither are listed in elementary's App Center. Will I be able to integrate them easily or will I need to use the CLI (I'm an old CLI guy, so that isn't a deal-killer)? Are there any known issues I should consider? I know that I ran into a hardware compatibility issue with CentOS when I tried to install it, so I don't want to spend an entire week building up this refurbished server.
Thanks, everyone. I look forward to being a part of the community.