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Old 04-09-2007, 04:59 AM   #1
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FC and a Dell quad core ..?

I'm shopping. Does anyone know if FC-6 will install to make full, correct use of a new Dell workstation? Namely, will all of the hardware be utilized if run on one of the five cases:

1 quad-core processor, Core 2 quad (for example QX6700)
1 dual-core Xeon (for example Xeon 5160)
1 quad-core Xeon (for example Xeon E5345)
2 quad-core Xeon (for example 2 x E5345)

(Let's assume I can figure out graphics issues on my own for now)

There is a related note on this post but it's not FC-specific. And, for the record, the Xeon entry at Wikipedia is next to useless. I'm curious if the FC6 installer is smarter than I am when it comes to what is 64-bit and what is smp. I may end up running RHEL on the box.. but I'm familiar with FC so I thought I'd ask.

Thanks for reading

PS Dell does not appear to ship with _any_ flavor of LINUX installed now-a-days. Bummer.
Old 04-09-2007, 05:36 AM   #2
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Who knows - I gave up on Redhat at RH9 when I needed to compile a modem driver. Never bothered with Fedora given my bad experience(s).
Personally I would use a decent distro with latest kit.

Perhaps you should curb your tongue re the Wikipedia entry - Xeon has been around for a lot longer than the latest chip shipments.
Old 04-09-2007, 08:57 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by syg00
Who knows - I gave up on Redhat at RH9 when I needed to compile a modem driver. Never bothered with Fedora given my bad experience(s).
As I'm sure you know, a lot has changed since RH9. For my purposes, Fedora is great, and I appreciate what they do for the linux community. .. And for the record, if you're still without broadband, I'm officially sending you all my "free broadband bestoweth onto you" vibes. It's very nice!

Still curious about Fedora's installer... anyone?
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I have used RedHat Enterprise 4 and Fedora Core 6 on a Dual Core Xenon ... no problems there ... though did have a problem with a SATA RAID card.
I do not think the processor will be an issue ... maybe the other hardware.

I have not gotten my hands on any Quad Core processors yet.


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