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    Linux virtual machine.

    One of the BOINC projects, Gaia, does not, yet, have a Windows client. I would like to run its work for a while to see how it does. My machine here is running Windows 8.1 on an SSD which is prettyfull, I am frequently looking for stuff to delete. I have a second, quite small, (120GB), SSD. I figured I'd install the second SSD, and build a Linux virtual machine in something like Oracle Virtual Box and run the Linux BOINC system on that. Is that a sensible approach? Any problems you can foresee? Alternatively, a better approach?

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    That seems like a good approach to me.

    You'll need at least a couple of GB of free space for vbox to create the virtual disk that will be used for your Linux distro.
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    Thanks Salem. My brain is not what it was, but figured that would be okay. I'll set it up over the weekend, I can't do it now... I need a SATA cable!!!

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