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vivekniwane 10-30-2008 04:07 AM

suitable linux for new laptop
 
Hi!
I just bought a new laptop. It's configuration is-
AMD turion 64 x2
2GB, 250GB, ATI Raedeon Graphics Card.
I want to install fedora on it. Which iso file I should download for my machine- i386, i686 or x64-86?

Further more after this i want to install VLSI CAD Tool-ALLIANCE on it. It requires open motif libraries. From where I can get it?

Waiting for reply. It's needed for my graduation project.
Thank You.

billymayday 10-30-2008 04:12 AM

Well you probably want a DVD, so there's no 686, and I'd suggest the 386, since there are 64_86 issues around various plug-ins (flash for example) and not major performance increases for a laptop.

teek 10-30-2008 05:08 AM

All of the choices will work, 64bit though has its problems:
http://www.lunduke.com/?p=253
Good luck!

Btw, is it true that supporting >4GB of ram is the only reason to use 64bit linux? Anyone?

harry2006 11-01-2008 08:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by teek (Post 3325969)
Btw, is it true that supporting >4GB of ram is the only reason to use 64bit linux? Anyone?

i don't think so.BTW, how do you conclude that?

vivekniwane 11-01-2008 09:13 AM

from where i can get suitable openmotif libraries for fedora 9
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by billymayday (Post 3325916)
Well you probably want a DVD, so there's no 686, and I'd suggest the 386, since there are 64_86 issues around various plug-ins (flash for example) and not major performance increases for a laptop.

I downloaded FC9 and got installed. But i'm still stucked in libraries/dependencies for my tool. Can you help for that?

billymayday 11-01-2008 08:21 PM

Would help if you gave a few details.

Teek, as I see it (and I'm no expert here), certain applications experience better 64 bit pickups that others - mysql being one. I suspect on a desktop (ie not server) it doesn't matter much.

Rgds


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