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Old 07-02-2013, 03:17 AM   #1
sanjay andola
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I am having Intel i3 and I5 processor in my PC and Laptop. can you suggest me what will be the best Linux. 386 or 686 or 86-64.
 
Old 07-02-2013, 03:26 AM   #2
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:54 AM   #3
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Why do so many people post a link to that page. I've went through and answered the questions differently and the result is always pretty much the same, at least for a desktop system, fedora, ubuntu, mandriva, debian, and mint, just listed in a different order.

Whoever made that should include more possible results than just the obvious choices.
 
Old 07-02-2013, 07:14 AM   #4
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And the answer is... A scone in a dog's pocket! Huh?

I don't believe your question is answered by either of the above posts, I think you're asking whether you should have a 32bit or 64 bit OS?

As both the Intel i3 and i5 are 64 bit processors, I'd pick a 64 bit distribution (86-64, which one you choose is up to you and your needs.

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Old 07-02-2013, 08:02 AM   #5
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I know my processor is 64 bit, but i want to know which linux among 386,686,86-64 i should install.is there any advantages or disadvantages of these configurations?
 
Old 07-02-2013, 09:52 AM   #6
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I know my processor is 64 bit, but i want to know which linux among 386,686,86-64 i should install.is there any advantages or disadvantages of these configurations?
Again, if you have a 64 bit machine, load a 64 bit distribution. And for every 'advantage' someone will point out to a particular distribution, someone else will think that it's a DISadvantage. It's personal preference, so asking what is 'best' is like asking "what food is best?". Linux is free...you can try them ALL, and it won't cost you anything.

If you're a new user, focus on something easy to load onto consumer-grade systems, with good support for peripherals. Linux Mint or Ubuntu are good choices. Server distros like CentOS, SLES, or RHEL don't typically support things that servers don't have...like sound cards, bluetooth, webcams, etc., and if they do, it can be a challenge to get them working. The newest RHEL/CentOS systems don't even have a GUI installed by default.
 
Old 07-02-2013, 10:39 AM   #7
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Since you have i3 and i5, which both can support 32-bit and 64-bit, go for 64-bit (x86_64).

If you have 64-bit os installed, then you can run programs compiled for i386, i486, i586, i686 and x86_64 (preferred: x86_64)
If you have 32-bit os installed, then you can run programs compiled for i386, i486, i586 and i686 (preferred: i686)

Edit: Add 'noarch' also to the list

Last edited by mddnix; 07-02-2013 at 10:50 AM.
 
Old 07-02-2013, 07:20 PM   #8
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Hello all

I am having Intel i3 and I5 processor in my PC and Laptop. can you suggest me what will be the best Linux. 386 or 686 or 86-64.
Both the i3 and i5 are 64-bit processors, so you should download your distribution of choice's x86_64 (or AMD64, or simply 64-bit) version if you want to take advantage of 64-bit hardware capabilities. However, both the i386 and i686 versions will work fine, though the i686 is preferable due to support for newer hardware features that the old Intel 80386 lacks. i686 might even be preferable if you're using an application like Steam or Citrix Receiver that doesn't have 64-bit support.

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