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Hi there. I was just wondering, is Ubuntu a better Boinc solution than windows?

I would test it myself but I have to sort out the driver issues on Ubuntu first so I want to know if it's worth the hassle
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Better? Don't think so. The Windows executable are highly optimized in most cases. I have a buddy with a similar system to you, running a 5870 and a phenom II x6, he was having a hard time racking up points for lack of optimization and GPU support.
 
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Originally Posted by Angrybutcher View Post
Better? Don't think so. The Windows executable are highly optimized in most cases. I have a buddy with a similar system to you, running a 5870 and a phenom II x6, he was having a hard time racking up points for lack of optimization and GPU support.
I see. Just checking

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Ubuntu works with Nvidia but has a serious problem with boards using the R8111e LAN chips and ATI video drivers.

There is currently only ONE reason to run LINUX and that is to run OPTIMA or certain other LINUX applications. Some Linux apps run faster than the same windows apps... NFS Linux version for instance, but that is the rare exception, not the rule. Some BETA apps are also Linux only...

Win7 runs 99% of the apps and has stable drivers that work with all hardware..... Ubuntu and others are years behind in the driver area.

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Thanks Tex!
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I run Linux because it boots fast and I don't want to pay MicroCrap for more software... 3 out of 6 boxes run Linux including my laptop. It took a 10 minute long XP boot on the laptop and changed it to a 45 second Linux boot and runs BOINC fine for a Pentium-M.... Fast boot minimal disk space on other systems too. Also, I run OPTIMA and it only runs under Linux for now...


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