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Re: Linux

Postby Col323 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:22 am

Wow. That does sound slick. :icon_cool:

Having dabbled in Linux off and on for years, I got used to trying to do something, searching around the Internet for the right commands, getting it to work (hopefully!), then moving back to Windows because of games, etc., and promptly forgetting what I learned. Rinse, repeat.

But with the advances Ubuntu has made in usability, somebody stated it rather well. Forget all hacking or compiling you may have done in Linux. Think of Ubuntu like a mobile platform and the Software Center as an app store. Need software? Search for it under there. It will handle the rest. It really makes me want to use it as the foundation of my next build.
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Re: Linux

Postby Sid2 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:40 am

Running HCC on a Nvidia card in Windoze is really disappointing.

. . . running one in 12.04 makes the card much more productive [in my experience, by a factor of 2-3].
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Re: Linux

Postby nanoprobe » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:12 am

Is there enough driver and OpenCl support for ATI cards to make a switch worthwhile?
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Re: Linux

Postby Sid2 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:33 am

nanoprobe wrote:Is there enough driver and OpenCl support for ATI cards to make a switch worthwhile?



I doubt it. . . from everything I can gather, running ATI cards in Linux is much more difficult than running Nvidia cards, and apparently HCC is pretty much setup for OpenCL.

. . . part of the reason my next upgrade will be another GTX 660.

Flat love scoring over 200K/day on GPUGrid with one. . . .
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Re: Linux

Postby pecosriverm » Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:14 pm

Well I've gone and installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a system.
So far not too many problems: NIC connects off and on, lost the connection with Boinc Manager (Client is still running).

I'm still learning and reading alot.

I've ordered some pci Nic's. I've got to learn "How to run headless".
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Re: Linux

Postby USAFA82 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:04 pm

I installed Mint on one of my spare machines. Didn't put BOINC on it, though. What little I've played with it has been good so far. It feels more like Windows compared to some of the other distros. They've made some huge strides in a lot of these Linux distros.


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