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Old   February 10, 2005, 06:54
Default Has anybody an OpenFOAM versi
Billy (Billy)
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Has anybody an OpenFOAM version working with windows?
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Old   February 10, 2005, 19:15
Default Nope and very unlikely to hap
Hrvoje Jasak (Hjasak)
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Nope and very unlikely to happen.

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Old   February 11, 2005, 08:41
Default Billy, Something like SuS
Brandon Field (Field)
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Something like SuSE Linux, running KDE is really quite an easy transition to make from Windows to Linux. You can even select to partition your drive into a linux part and a windows part, so with 7GB or so install a pretty big selection of packages and still have 5GB left to do OpenFoam, and then have the rest of your drive free to do windows. (ParaView even is pre-compiled for Windows, so you would be able to do your post-processing on the Windows side, although I haven't done any more than transfer an animation, so I don't quite know all of the details).

Foam was the reason that I was finally convinced (forced?) to convert one of my machines to linux, and I with the exception of a few points (like my advisor who wants to use Word to edit things and Powerpoint to make presentations -- OOo-impress has a goofy equation editor; I wish they would implement LaTeX formatting or something civilized), I wouldn't go back. The expertise required to do the basic install is quite minimal, and the system is so much better.

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Old   February 12, 2005, 09:59
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Billy (Billy)
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Thank you very much for your replies.

I will try to work with Linux because I really want to use OpenFOAM. I would like to know which Linux is better to work with OpenFOAM? I was thinking about Fedora Core 3 but I also have looked into Suse because of the NTFS reading capability.

I never installed Linux before, so I have been looking for information. I found this site and I think it may help me and/or others currently using windows.
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Old   February 12, 2005, 10:07
Default We at OpenCFD have a preferen
Henry Weller (Henry)
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We at OpenCFD have a preference for SuSE but this is partly historical. As far as we are aware OpenFOAM will compile and run on any recent version of Linux so you should make the choice based on which suits your system and needs best rather than which suits OpenFOAM best. However, the precompiled binaries we release are compiled for SuSE 9.? so if you want to avoid having to compile from sources and want to guarantee the binaries will work on your system it might be wise to choose SuSE.
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Old   February 12, 2005, 10:21
Default I managed to compile OpenFOAM
Kuan Tek Seang (Seang)
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I managed to compile OpenFOAM on Fedora Core 3 ... no particular reason for me to choose Fedora Core 3, probably because we had it at work and its readily available for Athlon 64 bit machines ...
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Old   February 12, 2005, 10:33
Default SuSE is also readily availabl
Henry Weller (Henry)
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SuSE is also readily available for Athlon 64 bit machines, in fact the OpenFOAM Linux binaries (both 32bit and 64bit) are compiled on a dual-processor Opteron machine.
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