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Message 1283 - Posted: 25 Sep 2021, 12:20:59 UTC
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Today we surpassed 70 000 computers (theoretical number) in the iThena Project. Thank you all very much for your involvement, and we encourage you to participate in the sub-projects - especially the latest OONI Probe.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/iThenaProject/status/1441740283109117957
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Message 1284 - Posted: 25 Sep 2021, 13:19:50 UTC - in response to Message 1283.  

Today we surpassed 70 000 computers (theoretical number) in the iThena Project. Thank you all very much for your involvement, and we encourage you to participate in the sub-projects - especially the latest OONI Probe.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/iThenaProject/status/1441740283109117957

I want to but you don't have released a Windows version.
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Message 1285 - Posted: 25 Sep 2021, 14:08:15 UTC - in response to Message 1284.  

I want to but you don't have released a Windows version.


Since when does that need to stop anyone? Well, it shouldn't, anyway. I had tens of thousands of hours running Linux BOINC apps before actually building a (real) Linux computer last year.

Install the (free) Virtual Machine software of your choice: Oracle VirtualBox is a good choice because it's optionally included with BOINC, VMWare Player works well too, and there's others also. Then create a virtual Linux machine using any of the many (also free) flavors of Linux are available. Ubuntu is a good choice for people new to Linux.

There are many Linux-only projects. There are even more Linux-only apps. Even if you only have Windows or Mac computers, you can still participate in Linux projects (except for the extremely rare Linux-only GPU apps.)

I have three Windows computers running BOINC full time -- but there's also four Linux virtual machines running on two of the Windows computers. Since there's very few Mac-only projects (probably zero, actually), once you set up a Linux VM you can pretty much run anything except ARM-specific apps. It works very well.
Want to find one of the largest known primes? Try PrimeGrid. Or help cure disease at WCG.

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Message 1287 - Posted: 25 Sep 2021, 14:27:51 UTC - in response to Message 1285.  

I want to but you don't have released a Windows version.


Since when does that need to stop anyone? Well, it shouldn't, anyway. I had tens of thousands of hours running Linux BOINC apps before actually building a (real) Linux computer last year.

Install the (free) Virtual Machine software of your choice: Oracle VirtualBox is a good choice because it's optionally included with BOINC, VMWare Player works well too, and there's others also. Then create a virtual Linux machine using any of the many (also free) flavors of Linux are available. Ubuntu is a good choice for people new to Linux.

There are many Linux-only projects. There are even more Linux-only apps. Even if you only have Windows or Mac computers, you can still participate in Linux projects (except for the extremely rare Linux-only GPU apps.)

I have three Windows computers running BOINC full time -- but there's also four Linux virtual machines running on two of the Windows computers. Since there's very few Mac-only projects (probably zero, actually), once you set up a Linux VM you can pretty much run anything except ARM-specific apps. It works very well.

This is not a very usefull answer. A lot of people have not the knowledge or the drive to mess around with Linux. By saying install a other operating system you exclude a lot off system power.
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Message 1288 - Posted: 25 Sep 2021, 15:12:28 UTC - in response to Message 1287.  

This is not a very usefull [sic] answer.


It is, of course, your choice. There's significant benefit to you, (i.e., learning a new skill), and all it takes is an investment of some time. You could wait for someone else to solve your problem for you, or you can take matters into your own hands and solve it yourself (today). I gave you a way forward, but only you can decide if it's the path for you.

(I suggested this because this is actually a fairly easy step even for novice users. If you have ever used a command window in Windows, or DOSBOX, or anything like that, and know how to use Google, you probably won't have much trouble getting this working.)
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Message 1290 - Posted: 25 Sep 2021, 19:40:39 UTC - in response to Message 1287.  

Henk Haneveld wrote:
A lot of people have not the knowledge or the drive to mess around with Linux.

There are easy to follow step by step instructions on how to run Linux tasks in Windows available here if you're interested.
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Message 1291 - Posted: 27 Sep 2021, 21:56:44 UTC

Once the pre-reqs are installed for WSL, the Linux install part was even easier than installing it native.

I haven't seen Contact's link before but that looks to have it covered from WSL, the Linux install, BOINC Tui, to controlling it from windows in BOINC Mgr.
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