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Is there any reason the choose the Standard GUI bonic client or Menubar (simple GUI) for running E@H?

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First time mac user

I have a few Macs running the standard gui, haven't tried the other option.

The menubar one may run automatically after a reboot? the standard gui doesn't, although I could probably make it do so if I delve into the BSD Unix underneath Mac OS X GUI.

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RE: Is there any reason the

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Is there any reason the choose the Standard GUI bonic client or Menubar (simple GUI) for running E@H?

Unless you want it to run "invisible", go for the Standard GUI. The Menubar is a "cut-down" version, with many fewer features, and much less support.

Both will run automatically at login - just need to say "yes" to the option during install, or, add BOINC Manager to the startup items, if you didn't do that. I don't think either run automatically when nobody is logged in, unlike the Windows "service install", but you _can_ set up the screensaver to work even then, which would launch the BOINC daemon...

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@capnrob97, Or you could just

@capnrob97, Or you could just put boinc in your startup items in System Preferences

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Can someone point me to

Can someone point me to instructions for installing the MacNN boinc superbench client. I tried clinking on the icon after downloading but I got a message saying that the os did not know what to do with the file.

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I got a little further by

I got a little further by downloading a sit expander but the extracted boinc manager appears to be in the wrong place.

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RE: I got a little further

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I got a little further by downloading a sit expander but the extracted boinc manager appears to be in the wrong place.

Mark,

I'm not Mac-literate, but in Windows, I just put the file in the Boinc folder, replacing the existing file. However, it was boinc.exe that was the optimized file, not boincmgr.exe. Hope this helps.

Regards,

Michael

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Michael Thanks for the

Michael
Thanks for the responce but I am floundering on how to get the new client in the right place.

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RE: Michael Thanks for the

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Thanks for the responce but I am floundering on how to get the new client in the right place.

Mark,

Again, this pertains to the optimized Win version - so whatever caveats apply...
I was running 5.2.7 at the time. I did not have to uninstall anything - the optimized piece that I downloaded was only a 276KBfile, which I had only to rename to boinc.exe and then move to the Boinc folder. No xml files, no dll, no text files, just the meat, the boinc.exe, which does the benchmarking.

Check this message and the two surrounding it for reference.

(edit) - I suspect that you are getting hung at the same point that I was, thinking that the optimized client was a complete installation. It is not. Download and install 5.2.13, that will create the Boinc folder. Then take the optimized file rename it to whatever is the equivalent "stock" boinc file, delete the file that is being replaced, and insert the optimized in to the folder to replace it.

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Michael I understand what you

Michael
I understand what you are suggesting and will check out the link.
Thanks

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Mark, I added an edit to the

Mark, I added an edit to the previous post. You're just too quick for me :-)

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