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hello, Im trying to find a distro that works with my toshiba satellite a505, intel i7 720qm processor quadcore. im looking at diff distros and some of them give me system requirements and some don't like debian. I ordered some dvd and they wouldn't work it said kernel failure but they worked great with my friends toshiba which was amd 64. even some linux programs like cedega wouldn't work because it was made for amd. So my question is do they make a distro for newer computers? I was interested in slackware but the site only talked about amd 32 and 64 bit versions. i would greatly appreciate it thank you
thank you ive seen those websites before. I'm using ubuntu 10.4 lts on my netbook and im right now installing 10.10. The weird thing is, is that i was able to watch and still am what its installing and one of the things i noticed is it said something about amd 64 arch on there and it kinda freaked me out. What im saying is, is that i dont want this one to be another kernel failure again. i couldnt write it down fast enough so this message probably wont help any but would there be a reason why they would build some of the distros around curtain processors
AMD64 is basically x64, which is a certain flavor of 64-bit architecture you could look at as an extension to x86. IA64 is a completely different and rare architecture "Itanium" based on a full 64-bit CPU. Because it's completely different as well as very rare the vast majority of apps don't support it.
well the newest debian os i used, and in the bottom right corner a pop up of kernel failure but when i started to use the applications it worked but still had a kernel failure do you get what im saying.