Google Toolbar Compute Linux "trick" for powder2glass

Google Compute does not run outa-the-box on Linux, but it is fairly easy to get it to work. The basic problem is that while the Folding@Home folks support Linux, Google does not, so if you specify team #446 (Google), it ignores your OS and downloads a Windoze "core" executable which fails to run on Linux. So ... in order to run on Linux (and contribute to powder2glass! ;-) do the following - note no need to be root or any special privileges:

BTW, if the "core executables" are ever changed, you would need to download a new one, but this is infrequent.


2004_04_23 Update: They may have fixed some of these issue - take a look at this lengthy thread about an FAH Installer for Linux.

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