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Old 01-24-2006, 01:02 AM   #1
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linux on amd


hey guys, i have an AMD athlon xp-m laptop, im just wondering whether or not linux will work on my laptop. thx for the help
 
Old 01-24-2006, 02:09 AM   #2
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Yep, it will!

Linux distributions are quite a bit easier on your computer than Windows.
 
Old 01-24-2006, 04:33 PM   #3
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wut does it mean "a bit easier on your computer than Windows"??
 
Old 01-24-2006, 04:57 PM   #4
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That it will usually run faster on your computer than XP will.

Please use proper spelling. "wut" is not a word.
 
Old 01-25-2006, 03:12 AM   #5
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Linux will work fine - that is, the kernel and the gnu packages that make it a working system. But hardware is quite another story. Ususally screens, keyboards and touchpads present no problems, but occasionally onboard soundcards, internal modems (almost always) and wireless stuff are more complicated.
 
Old 01-25-2006, 05:43 AM   #6
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yup. linux works fine on amd. i convinced one of frds to install linux on his amd comp. it worked just fine.

so go ahead mate.
 
Old 01-25-2006, 05:54 AM   #7
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The amd part is no problem, it's the other hardware that may be an issue = sound, video, etc...

My main box ...

Linux shiva 2.6.15.1 #3 PREEMPT Thu Jan 19 02:18:59 EST 2006 x86_64 AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 2800+ unknown GNU/Linux
 
Old 01-25-2006, 08:38 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by purelithium

Please use proper spelling. "wut" is not a word.
If you are from the spelling police, be advised that this guy is only a bit over---there are others out there drag-racing in broad daylight....
Seriously, I share your concern about sloppy english--but I was raised by college professors--thus making me a bit of an eliteist.
Buy for know--nice chating wit u......
 
Old 01-25-2006, 10:21 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by pixellany
If you are from the spelling police, be advised that this guy is only a bit over---there are others out there drag-racing in broad daylight....
Seriously, I share your concern about sloppy english--but I was raised by college professors--thus making me a bit of an eliteist.
Buy for know--nice chating wit u......
Buy what? And in which currency?
I'm, occasionally tempted to write things like 'gonna' and 'cuz' myself, but I refrain, not only out of a sense of 'dignaty', but also but also because there are many non native speakers out there who wouldn't have a clue. Linux is difficult enough (to some) without having the additional complication of unnecessary badly written English.
 
  


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