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I am hoping Vista works well for my upcoming additions to my Farm. I ordered Beta 2 and should have the equivalent of 50 installs--which should be plenty to run a good size farm.

Just wondering if anyone knows how Vista works for Folding and if it is any faster or slower than XP or if it will need some extra RAM beyond 512 to work well.

All you farmers should get a hold of this free OS MS is handing out right now! It's a huge savings for those of us using rigs that cost less than a copy of XP...LOL
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Wow that is really good idea. On a nother note though.. where can I get free windows vista cds!!
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Wow that is really good idea. On a nother note though.. where can I get free windows vista cds!!
http://www.overclock.net/windows/121...-ms-vista.html

I have a link to that in the thread linked above. Linkety linkety--see MS passport crapola has rubbed off on me--I could just give youthe link, but noooooo I make you link to the link--it could be worse I could make you fill out a long and personal questionaire and sign up for a hotmail account too!
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I could see that for for a rig with a folding GPU.. But linux is so much faster and easier to install than windows....
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faster yes, easier no...
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You can. Some users here are doing it.

But why not Linux?
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In order to get Folding to work in Vista I had to run it in "compatibility mode for XP". Otherwise it would not connect and get a WU. Keep in mind the free version of Vista you can get now will cease to function on June 31 2007. After that you'll probably have to buy it.
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AHAhhahahhaAAHHHahaaa cholke splutter. Yeah Right. I have been wrestling with DSL, Ubuntu and Mandriva and can't make any of them work with the mobos I put in Crunch. For older gear you may be right--but for new stuff I can't make it do a thing. The 945 chipsets and the Intel 950 onboard video are the major bugs.
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In order to get Folding to work in Vista I had to run it in "compatibility mode for XP". Otherwise it would not connect and get a WU. Keep in mind the free version of Vista you can get now will cease to function on June 31 2007. After that you'll probably have to buy it.
There is no mention of that at all on the Vista site.
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or just switch to linux, which has less overhead and so runs Fold@home faster actually with the remote control program with linux that would be really good for a single computer controlling them and yes teh beta does end june 31 2007 its written when you install I believe
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