I am a Linux beginner but I found out about Rocky Linux and I thought that I would give it a try. I just installed Rocky onto my Lenovo ThinkPad T470p that has an Intel i7 7820 HQ 8 core CPU and 32 GB of DDR4 RAM. The installation went smoothly and I am now using Rocky straight on my hardware, no virtual machine and no dual boot.
I will continue to use Rocky as long as I do not have any problems. As I indicated, I am a Linux newby so I may be asking for advice if I have any issues. ALSO, since I am running this system on hardware, I will try to answer any questions if anyone is curious about any specific aspect of my day to day operating.
Thanks all for the operating system. I hope that this works out for all of us.