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Old 11-12-2005, 06:59 PM   #1
kennybob
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Best Linux for 64 Bit Processors


My system includes.

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (2 Gig)
1 Gig ram
on a Chaintech MK8M800 Motherboard
GeForce4 Ti4600
SATA 300 gb drive
Logitech Wireless Keyboard/Mouse
VIA AC'97 Enhanced Sound card
Winfast TV2000XP Expert TV Card
Sony DVDRW DRU-530A DVD

Which Linux distribution would be best for my system.

Thank you
 
Old 11-12-2005, 07:25 PM   #2
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I use and recommend both:
http://www.debian.org/ports/amd64/
http://kanotix.com/index.php?&newlang=eng

Kanotix64 would be better for a newbie.
 
Old 11-12-2005, 07:44 PM   #3
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Virtually every distribution has AMD64 support.
 
Old 11-12-2005, 08:15 PM   #4
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I'm using Open SuSE 10.0 x86_64, supports hardware well, it's easy to install, easy to use.
 
Old 11-12-2005, 08:34 PM   #5
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If you just want Linux to run on amd64 then any distro will do
(running in 32bit).
However, to take advantage of the extra cpu bandwidth/speed/features,
a 64bit kernel with a 64bit userland is required.
Hence my recommendions.
 
  


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