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Message 718744 - Posted: 26 Feb 2008, 15:39:00 UTC

a simple version with non-rotating graphics that runs also on nt4 or e.g. a pentium with 100mhz;
and a feature that informs about the current/past downloads and their size and also tells the user when it needs internet connection and when not;

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Message 718767 - Posted: 26 Feb 2008, 22:39:39 UTC - in response to Message 718744.

a simple version with non-rotating graphics that runs also on nt4 or e.g. a pentium with 100mhz;


The non-rotating graphics causes screen burn on many monitors. However, you can change your preferences to minimums the oscillation.

As for the hardware, BOINC (and SETI@Home) has been successfully run on a Pentium 60MHz running Windows 98. NT4 requires an older BOINC client that can be found here. I had BOINC v5.2.x running on my Windows NT machine without problems.

and a feature that informs about the current/past downloads and their size and also tells the user when it needs internet connection and when not;


Current/past download would require SETI to keep stringent records which would fill up hard drive space rather quickly, not to mention is completely useless as this information does nothing for the user.

BOINC already informs a user when an internet connection is needed and keeps reminding the user it needs a connection by default every hour.
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