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Message 3689 - Posted: 3 May 2022, 11:10:54 UTC - in response to Message 3687.  

Currently have one tower and two laptops running BOINC. Covering many projects.
When this device (laptop) finishes the current batch, will attach to Rosetta.
Sometimes Rosetta seems to get an 'attitude' and won't download new work!
Hoping World Community Grid can get their servers back up at the new location.
Seems like servers can get a mind of their own. :)

Phil
Rosetta only usually issues tasks for virtualbox at the moment. You have the hassle of virtualbox (slow and buggy) and need a processor that can do AVX (only 2 of my 7 do). I could run Rosetta on one machine, or 2 if I put up with the Windows interface slowing to 486 speed. So I can't be bothered.


Have you tried using WSL in Windows yet? I was wondering if that slowed it down too?
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Message 3691 - Posted: 3 May 2022, 11:25:03 UTC - in response to Message 3689.  

Have you tried using WSL in Windows yet? I was wondering if that slowed it down too?
I have bugger all experience of Linux, only tried it twice, hated it. Does WSL mean I could run Linux Boinc tasks (eg. climate prediction that rarely has windows tasks)? How linuxy is it? Do I have to mess around as much as a real Linux?
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Message 3692 - Posted: 4 May 2022, 10:45:58 UTC - in response to Message 3691.  

Have you tried using WSL in Windows yet? I was wondering if that slowed it down too?


I have bugger all experience of Linux, only tried it twice, hated it. Does WSL mean I could run Linux Boinc tasks (eg. climate prediction that rarely has windows tasks)? How linuxy is it? Do I have to mess around as much as a real Linux?


I really don't how hard it is but others have said it's pretty easy but favors Ubuntu over any other distro, I like Linux Mint as it works for most anything I want to do. And yes you could run the CPDN tasks if you were running Linux in Windows under WSL or in a full Virtual Box installation you do yourself, WSL is reportedly easier though but I haven't tried it yet.
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Message 3693 - Posted: 4 May 2022, 11:07:29 UTC - in response to Message 3692.  

Have you tried using WSL in Windows yet? I was wondering if that slowed it down too?


I have bugger all experience of Linux, only tried it twice, hated it. Does WSL mean I could run Linux Boinc tasks (eg. climate prediction that rarely has windows tasks)? How linuxy is it? Do I have to mess around as much as a real Linux?


I really don't how hard it is but others have said it's pretty easy but favors Ubuntu over any other distro, I like Linux Mint as it works for most anything I want to do. And yes you could run the CPDN tasks if you were running Linux in Windows under WSL or in a full Virtual Box installation you do yourself, WSL is reportedly easier though but I haven't tried it yet.
All I wanted to do was install XUbuntu, then Boinc, then add a project. I was constantly bombarded with problems with Linux stopping me accessing my own machine. Over the top OCD security. Download Boinc, it's not an application, it's a text file, I have to make it believe it's an application, give it all sorts of permissions, mess around with the command prompt. Why? In windows I just double click the file and it installs. Then libraries are required and not installed automatically. Again more command line and googling. I failed to edit the cfg file for Boinc at all, and removed the OS in disgust. My computer, my files, let me edit them!
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