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Old   June 23, 2008, 10:28
Default Hi All, After trying OF on
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Hi All,

After trying OF on a dual boot machine I now want to install OF such that collegues can also work with it. The preferred way is to place a computer somewhere with Linux/OF installed on which we can log in in order to work with OF. We all have Win XP installed.
Does anyone know how to install such a server? Other people have experience in this area?


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Old   June 23, 2008, 11:21
Default Mark, There is nothing spec
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There is nothing special you need to do. Just take a normal Linux machine and install OpenFOAM on top of it and connect to it. Since you already have a dual-boot, that might also be a good place to start experimenting.

We have a few guys that log in from windows to linux (not for OpenFOAM though). They use putty and xming:

If you try doing post-processing (eg, paraview) across the network you will not be very happy.

I can't help you with any details about configuring the windows clients, but you could also consider another solution (depending on which windows applications you actually need):
since my only windows use is email and powerpoint, I just have a virtual windows machine running on top of linux. This solution works really quite well for me.
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