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Old 2004-05-06, 06:11   #1

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Default running mprime on a computer I do not own

Is it OK to run mprime on a computer that I have a user account on, like one at my school, even though I do not have root access? I read somewhere that you need full adminstrative rights to use a computer for GIMPS, but I was just wondering if this qualifies. After all, you technically have full administrative rights over your home directory, right? And since the client does not adversely affect performance, shouldn't it be ok? It is nearing the end of the semester, so I won't be able to do anything for now, but next fall I will work towards convincing my school's IT department to use the computers in the school's computer labs for a DC project, hopefully GIMPS.