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Message 990883 - Posted: 21 Apr 2010, 17:31:01 UTC

Im thinking of turining a old pc into a dedicated Boinc client that will run Seti@Home and other Boinc projects 24/7, im also planning on putting Linux on it as it uses less resources so will run better on a old machine then Windows, im looking for a version of Linux that has a low energy consumption, any suggestions anyone?
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Message 990887 - Posted: 21 Apr 2010, 17:40:28 UTC - in response to Message 990883.
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you might try Dotsch's yellow dog version. Its stripped down and IIRC has BOINC preinstalled. Its capable of running from a thumb drive. Check his thread for more details.

I know Ubuntu is a popular Linux distro. I'm not aware of how well it works.

I run a Mandriva box that is fairly simple to install and run.
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Message 990890 - Posted: 21 Apr 2010, 17:46:24 UTC
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Thanks for the last reply, i will try that and see how it goes.

Once again thank you.
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