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V7 client and Linux?

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I know that the -bigadv folders are gaining quite a bit of performance from running in a native linux environment. Has anyone tested the waters for ATI/AMD GPU V7 clients running in Linux?

I can easily dual boot to give it a shot if no one else has. Any ideas for the best distro to use or would it even matter?
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I have not been able to compare apples-to-apples with my hash-cracking on linux and windows - BUT if there is any discrepancy with scores on linux, I'd investigate the driver, not the folding software.

I'd say go linux, you'll likely get better scores. Especially if you don't run a GUI.
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I'd be running a GUI as I fold on my sig rig, my only machine. That means I can still browse the web and do other non-intensive things while folding. Only time I would boot back to Windows would be for gaming.

ATI drivers have never been that great for Linux in my experience so it may be a wash anyway, just curious.
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My GPU wouldn't get WUs on Client v7 on Ubuntu, so I wiped the partition and gave up.

I imagine it wouldn't be better than Windows, however.
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I can't even get it installed on my virtual machine till they update some stuff.
Too lazy to do the work around to get it working...
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I can't even get it installed on my virtual machine till they update some stuff.
Too lazy to do the work around to get it working...
Ironically, the gui looks like it was written in GTK+ which is designed for linux. lol
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Yea I realized that when I right clicked and it felt similar to that of Linux.
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