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Old 02-20-2005, 02:27 PM   #1
andrefe
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Smile amd64 processor: what's the right choice?


Hello everyone?

I'm a proud owner of a amd64 processor, but I'm facing a problem: do I have to use an instable 64bit ready version or a secure 32bit one? Many people said to me to use the 64bit Debian's one, is it correct or not?


Thanx!!!
 
Old 02-20-2005, 03:01 PM   #2
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You could do either. The 32bit version has more packages than the 64bit version, but the 64bit version will run faster on your hardware. I suggest either using Gentoo or Debian.
 
Old 02-25-2005, 06:06 PM   #3
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Re: amd64 processor: what's the right choice?

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Originally posted by andrefe
Hello everyone?

I'm a proud owner of a amd64 processor, but I'm facing a problem: do I have to use an instable 64bit ready version or a secure 32bit one? Many people said to me to use the 64bit Debian's one, is it correct or not?


Thanx!!!
You can try both and see what is faster
i started with 32 bit unstable and now i'm using ubuntu hoary amd64 (is debian unstable based)
and it works quite well but i recomend warty for a beginner (stable)

http://www.ubuntulinux.org/download/

ps: also there is livecd to try out before installing on hdd

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