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I'm just glad we are getting more options in OS environments. Linux has always taken a backseat when compared to Windows and even MAC. I hope this will bring more attention to it.

yeah, but the reason for the back seat was that there was no company wanting to put forth any backing for gaming on Linux...I've have been hoping for years that Steam would take this charge upon themselves. Unfortunately, open source can only go so far until you need some financial backing, or even just corporate organization, to get multiple organizations to work together to make something happen. Gaming requires the hardware providers, the software provider, and the operating system provider to work together on many levels. Steam is now providing a medium for the cooperation. As long as there is even a moderate interest in it from consumers...it should do well...I think it will at least.

most open source stuff does have backing. Red Hat, Chrome, Friefox, etc. while the biggest FOSS projects remain unbacked by any company, (GNU,Linux) a lot of FOSS projects do have backing. and with Linux the majority of code comes from project with backing (red hat, even microsoft isn't a total waist)

the point is FOSS and monitairy backing work together in a lot of cases
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I don't care what kind of hard drive you have or what OS you are using...not even when you had load the OS on each boot off of a 5.25 inch floppy disk was there a 5+ minute boot time (OK it might have been close to five minutes tongue.gif but we are are talking 20+ years ago). You have to have some serious issues going on that are likely hardware related if you are facing something like that. Don't even bring that into a Operating System discussion.
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I think the 5min was half sarcasm
The 5 minutes was partially an exaggeration and partially that my hard drive is probably failing.
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If they port over my library to Linux ill change over to native in a sec, ESP for folding benefits

I'm glad you brought that up. Would I get more PPD running Linux over Win7 x64?
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If they port over my library to Linux ill change over to native in a sec, ESP for folding benefits

I'm glad you brought that up. Would I get more PPD running Linux over Win7 x64?

yes.
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I'm glad you brought that up. Would I get more PPD running Linux over Win7 x64?

I've gotten out of the folding race a long time ago, but I've heard that Windows is actually slightly better for SMP2.

Not sure what client you are using though.
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I'm glad you brought that up. Would I get more PPD running Linux over Win7 x64?

I've gotten out of the folding race a long time ago, but I've heard that Windows is actually slightly better for SMP2.

Not sure what client you are using though.

wrong. In fact, many people run linux is vms on windows just to get the full PPD value
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wrong. In fact, many people run linux is vms on windows just to get the full PPD value

GPU folding used to be better on Windows any way...its been about a year since I messed with it though. There was always issues with the client or the drivers on Linux. That might have gotten cleared up.

CPU was usually better on Linux though. Depended what WU's you got, but Linux was typically better. However, that was why I got out of it. CPU folding didn't really do much when compared to GPUs. (Any VMs would have been doing CPU folding)
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wrong. In fact, many people run linux is vms on windows just to get the full PPD value

GPU folding used to be better on Windows any way...its been about a year since I messed with it though. There was always issues with the client or the drivers on Linux. That might have gotten cleared up.

CPU was usually better on Linux though. Depended what WU's you got, but Linux was typically better. However, that was why I got out of it. CPU folding didn't really do much when compared to GPUs. (Any VMs would have been doing CPU folding)

GPU folding is unsupported on linux as of late. folding there must be done though wine. However, with a large advantage in cpu power Linux is usually better, and machiens the vm one with full pass there get the best
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