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Old   December 21, 2019, 11:47
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Hi everyone,

I have the possibiliby both for installing Windows and Linux operating system on my computer directed to openFOAM. I prefer Windows, cause its easier and better for me to use Windows remote desktop, than Google or Teamviewer (which has to be used in Linux).
Thus, I have a simple question for you;
If I install Windows operating system, then Virtualbox and inside it - OpenFOAM, the solving/operation/meshing etc. would be slower than when I install Linux? Or - rather the same?

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Old   December 22, 2019, 15:29
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Ofc it will be slower. You will run 2 operation systems on the same PC. And windows like memory, which can be really bad for you. And you will give up nearly a whole core for that win. Also the virtualisation will consume something too.
But you should check the linux bash on windows which is a much much much better solution and you will have the best from both worlds (At least you will have what you want).
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Old   December 25, 2019, 16:50
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Once Torvalds said:
"If Microsoft ever does applications for Linux, I've won."

And he now won.

I kindly recommend you to change your side from Windows to a Linux OS. Sooner is better.
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