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Nice idea. ^^
I use on my little "tower" Win 7 Pro, the reason: Gaming. My new computer will get Steam OS, but BOINC is not supported yet. Steam OS is nearly not-config-able (My last informations from the beta-test last year in an VM)
My notebook has Win 8.1...:( I don´t like theses OS. My tests to delete has failed...
My 2 vServers and one Hardware-Server are using Linux Ubuntu 12.04 with graphical surface. They are for online back-up´s and my ongoing BOINC-project(s).
At work and at home I tested some other OS´s, like Mint 15; 16; 17, Debian 7 and Q4OS-Beta (german Linux OS; still in BETA-mode)
Windows/Linux computing time
Well, thats not so easy to answer. Mostly Linux is faster than windows; e.g. NumberFields@Home [30% difference for the same task].
Some applications will run with nearly zero difference.
It always an question from used hardware and his age.
Aurel alias Dennis.
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I don't select an OS to use for BOINC, I just use what happens to be on any given machine (actually, that's not quite true, see later).
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I prefer RHEL derivatives for private and professional use, because it is important for me to have as much practise as i can get.
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As someone pointed out the efficiency is a function of what the project supplies for executables. On most projects it doesn't make that much difference. There are several projects that only have 32 bit Windows apps but also have 64 bit Linux. In these cases I've found Linux to be far better.
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I run Windows 7 64bit almost exclusively, I have tried running Ubuntu but always have trouble setting up the gpu's for Boinc usage. I have been using Windows since the early 80's so it's just easier for me, learning how to make Ubuntu do the same things is just not as intuitive for me at this point.
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