Originally Posted by SuperSluether
OK, I guess I was confused because Windows has a BOINC download and a BOINC + VirtualBox download, but Ubuntu doesn't. I'll have to check the versions though, because I think the website version is newer than the Ubuntu package.
Yea, they just package it together, but it doesn't do anything special. The only thing is that I remember one project, I think it was the LHC or vLHC project, seemed to work better with the one they provided then the newer one I was was using. I was getting compute errors. Otherwise, BOINC will find that its installed and the appropriate projects will use it. Something like Atlas, I don't remember having any problems with. I guess you could say the version packaged is the recommended version, although the projects list it too. Sorry, I am kind of rambling.