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Myself I would place to much value on having my data available to tie a folding client to my NAS. It is so cheap and so easy to run a folding client seperate of your NAS I simply cannot see compromising my NAS availability. Depending on just who that NAS is supplying (hopefully not a business) it could be utter chaos all cause by a folding client.

What dual core do you plan on running? even the best hardly put out 2000ppd. I know that it looks very attractive to make use of this cpu that is always ON in the case of your NAS but the folding benifit gained and the reliability lost from using the dual core running your NAS for folding,well it is not the way I would go, but to each his own.
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Myself I would place to much value on having my data available to tie a folding client to my NAS. It is so cheap and so easy to run a folding client seperate of your NAS I simply cannot see compromising my NAS availability. Depending on just who that NAS is supplying (hopefully not a business) it could be utter chaos all cause by a folding client.
If this is a concern (and it probably should be), run your folding client in a VM. Problem solved...
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Myself I would place to much value on having my data available to tie a folding client to my NAS. It is so cheap and so easy to run a folding client seperate of your NAS I simply cannot see compromising my NAS availability. Depending on just who that NAS is supplying (hopefully not a business) it could be utter chaos all cause by a folding client.

What dual core do you plan on running? even the best hardly put out 2000ppd. I know that it looks very attractive to make use of this cpu that is always ON in the case of your NAS but the folding benifit gained and the reliability lost from using the dual core running your NAS for folding,well it is not the way I would go, but to each his own.

Not trying to be a jerk here just my opinion. I would put less faith in a windows box holding all my pertinent data than a box with Linux in a desert without side panels and cool my CPU passively with a camel.
    
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Not trying to be a jerk here just my opinion. I would put less faith in a windows box holding all my pertinent data than a box with Linux in a desert without side panels and cool my CPU passively with a camel.
then you sir are an idiot.
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then you sir are an idiot.
Then you sir have never had Windows "check" your drive and end up deleting the bootloader.
    
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Then you sir have never had Windows "check" your drive and end up deleting the bootloader.
No, actually I haven't. I have had my fair share of other Windows issues though.

But I have had Grub completely fail to load anything at all. And I've had horrible corruption after a power outage that Fedora failed to boot and required reinstalling. I've had nightmares over GPU detection under most distros and with many different cards. Plus many other issues.

There is no 'best' OS - it depends what you want to do. And to blindly discount the most popular OS family on the planet is somewhat shortsighted I feel...
post #17 of 22
For this use. Folding + Filesharing linux would be the best. Yield better PPD.

Windows has it's place in the consumer market.
    
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Then you sir have never had Windows "check" your drive and end up deleting the bootloader.
Actually I have never had this happen either, that's some strange stuff there.....

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I have used WHS for more than a year an its awesome. Sometimes I forget is there due to there is no maintenance to be done. Theres nothing better than restoring a computer in less than 30 min the way it was the night before the problem. Windows has its place in my home due to the majority of my pc's are W based and makes it easy for accessing files anywhere or backing up all my pc's. Sometimes getting higher ppd is not as important as making your network easy to work with for everyone in the house, not just me.
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Thanks for all the info, respect.

Im building the nas (it is a home server) regardless, couse I really do need the backup space for the house. I figured building a low power box wouldnt hurt my wallet if its folding all day. As I am understanding, the folding would slowdown my network? I dont see the network being busy except for backups and when I stream music, would folding bother those services?

Would using linux be a hassle to set up backups and such with windows clients? I would love to build a dedicated folder, but I need the storage currently. So the folding power house will come later.
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