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Tomislav Maric October 24, 2007 09:47

OpenFoam and Linux
 
I would like to install OpenFoam on my PC, and I'm not sure what version of Linux is the best choice for an OpenFoam platform. running OpenFoam on windows is not an option.


mic October 24, 2007 10:10

Re: OpenFoam and Linux
 
OpenFoam on Windows is not an option. I'm running OpenFoam on Ubuntu and I'm really satisfied with it. Ubuntu is easy and user-friendly, can be used also by new Linux users. Hope this helps!

Hatef October 24, 2007 10:18

Re: OpenFoam and Linux
 
Linux redhat ...

Tomislav Maric October 24, 2007 10:18

Re: OpenFoam and Linux
 
Thank You for the advice, I'll browse the Net for Ubuntu and see what I can find. The thing is, Linux is completely new to me.. i hope this will work. Thank You!

Jojo October 24, 2007 10:53

Re: OpenFoam and Linux
 
BTW,

What is the most user-friendly Linux distribution? Ubuntu, as already said? Does it work on labtops? Does it recognize easily peripherals like scan, camera? I have heard about open-suse too. What do you think?

Praveen. C October 24, 2007 10:59

Re: OpenFoam and Linux
 
> What is the most user-friendly Linux distribution? Ubuntu, as already said?

yes

> Does it work on labtops?

yes

> Does it recognize easily peripherals like scan, camera? yes

> I have heard about open-suse too.

Dont know that one.

> What do you think?

Go for ubuntu.

Ahmed October 24, 2007 12:07

Re: OpenFoam and Linux
 
If your internet connection is fast enough, you can log in www.distrowatch.com and download the distribution you like

Tomislav October 24, 2007 12:47

Re: OpenFoam and Linux
 
i have a 32 bit Pentium M50 processor on my Toshiba satellite notebook (1.7 GHz and 1000 MB RAM), and as i just saw on the Ubuntu page - it requiers 64 bit architecture. so, what distribution should i download?

thank you

Ahmed October 24, 2007 13:02

Re: OpenFoam and Linux
 
In my case, I tried to install Fedora/RedHat on my computer, I could not, I took my computer to a techni in linux, and He installed OpenSuse It seems to me that there are some inner details to the linux kernel that produces such behaviour. The best you can do is to consult a linux expert, Good Luck

Ahmed October 24, 2007 13:10

Re: OpenFoam and Linux
 
Sorry, but I was looking for a dual boot system (Windows/Linux)

Bert October 24, 2007 15:22

Re: OpenFoam and Linux
 
Opensuse is very user friendly, well integrated and support a lot of hardware without tweaking. Give it a try.


Tomislav Maric October 24, 2007 18:00

Re: OpenFoam and Linux
 
thank you for the advice, Ahmed and Bert. i'll try downloading openSUSE tomorrow - every day is an adventure. :) this is for ahmed :

i found a link http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Distri...oad#Understand it is supposed to describe the way you should install Linux (i think it's red hat 9.0) and set up a dual boot system ...

mic October 25, 2007 03:29

Re: OpenFoam and Linux
 
I have a 32bit laptop, Ubuntu is not only fo the 64bit architecture. You can download it directly from: http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download standard personal computer version ;-)


Hrvoje Jasak October 25, 2007 04:45

Re: OpenFoam and Linux
 
Use SuSe-10.1 or 10.2. This is what OpenFOAM is developed on and guaranteed to give no porting trouble.

Hrv


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