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Old 07-25-2009, 05:02 AM   #1
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how can i match a distro to my processor?

Hi all

I have a desktop pc x86 family

and had a netbook acer aspire a150 Atom 1.6ghz what family do I look for to get a distro for the netbook?
what do the various links re processors relate to above the distro download links

I nice simple explanation would be lovely

Old 07-25-2009, 05:31 AM   #2
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To ensure compatibility on both of your computers, simply use the 32-bit standard version (this might be called i586 or i686).
Old 07-25-2009, 05:36 AM   #3
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Yes, x86, that is 32 bit. Some atoms are 64 bit but those will run either of 32 bit or 64 bit while a 32 bit atom won't be able to run 64 bit; if uncertain, x86 is the failsafe option. Besides, I do not think that atoms are powerful enough to take any real advantage of running a 64 bit operating system.
Old 07-25-2009, 10:27 AM   #4
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Hi all

many thanks for your really good answers, another problem solved



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