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Best OS for BOINC - Windows 7/10 or Ubuntu?

Discussion in 'Team OcUK Distributed Computing Projects' started by MarcLister, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. MarcLister

    Capodecina

    Joined: Mar 7, 2005

    Posts: 18,802

    Location: LU7

    I've just bought a CPU/Mobo/RAM combo from mcc49 on the OcUK members' market with the intention of getting a case, a PSU and an SSD to put together a cheap BOINC PC.

    Which OS would be a better bet for running the PC and BOINC? Windows 7/10 or Ubuntu?
     
  2. PDW

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 21, 2014

    Posts: 1,467

    Why waste money on a case :p

    Which OS depends on the project, some are better on Windows, some are better on Ubuntu (linux). Ubuntu is probably better in general, do you have a project in mind ?
    Just go dual boot.

    I don't have any Win 10 machines, but see a lot of problems caused by updates and reboots reported so would suggest Win 7 over Win 10.
     
  3. MarcLister

    Capodecina

    Joined: Mar 7, 2005

    Posts: 18,802

    Location: LU7

    Haha, had a feeling someone would say that about a case!

    Going to be running SETI. If I go Windows I'll most likely go W7.
     
  4. PDW

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 21, 2014

    Posts: 1,467

    For that I'd go Win 7 :)
     
  5. K Olley

    Associate

    Joined: Dec 17, 2017

    Posts: 9

    Location: Essex

    Ubuntu, With optimised apps, Look in "number crunching", lot of clues in "new computer on the way".