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Old 09-03-2007, 12:09 PM   #1
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debian etch vs debian for amd64


I have just installed debian etch in my AMD sempron 3000 machine and found satisfactory ( I got the dvd from a magazine).
before that I was trying to download debian for 64 bit ( it is in progress).

My question is whether 'etch' is 64 bit ?

is there any difference if i install the 64 bit debian over etch?

Is there any linux distro which uses the full power of dual core processors ( also implements parallel processing)?
 
Old 09-03-2007, 01:11 PM   #2
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Yes, there is a 64-bit Etch version. You should download the "AMD64" version. If you got the "x86" version, no that is not 64-bit.

64-bit OSes still have kinks to work out, but they work pretty well.

As for Linuxes that can do multiple cores? Yes, all of them do.
 
Old 09-18-2007, 12:52 PM   #3
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Yes, there is a 64-bit Etch version. You should download the "AMD64" version. If you got the "x86" version, no that is not 64-bit.

64-bit OSes still have kinks to work out, but they work pretty well.

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Yes I have downloaded 64 bit etch. Thank you
 
Old 09-18-2007, 02:09 PM   #4
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Keep in mind the features that are not yet natively available for 64 bit systems.. personally I think 64 bit is great on the server side, but you will probably cause yourself more grief than necessary using it as a workstation if you expect everything to just work, especially on the multimedia side..

what was mentioned in that other thread.. flash plugins, java, etc..
 
Old 09-18-2007, 04:07 PM   #5
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My argument is on this thread. My position: AMD64 all the way.
 
  


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