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Old 03-20-2007, 10:17 AM   #1
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Talking What is a good 64-bit linux distro for starters?


Hi! I was trying to install a linux distro on a 64-bit intel machine. My first try was a 64-bit version of Ubuntu (I think its old from early last year) and it didn't work well. The second one I tried on the 64-bit machine was a Mandriva 2005 and still I do get looping reboots.

So, I am looking for suggestions on what's a good 64-bit distro with the widest support for hardware? I think I am having a hardware compatibility problem but I don't have that much time to do a hardware audit right now.

Thanks.
 
Old 03-20-2007, 10:44 AM   #2
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Give a try to fedora. If you face issues on it you can get lot of support from them.
 
Old 03-20-2007, 10:53 AM   #3
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Give a try to fedora. If you face issues on it you can get lot of support from them.
Is fedora a 64-bit ready distro or do I have to download a 64-bit version of fedora?
 
Old 03-20-2007, 10:59 AM   #4
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Nah. Please disregard my post above, I was just very busy and never took the time to check Fedora's website. I found my answer, though I am still looking for other suggestions aside from Fedora 6.
 
Old 03-20-2007, 11:32 AM   #5
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Hi
I've got a 64bit system with Fedora 6 on it, and it works great for me.
 
Old 03-21-2007, 05:21 AM   #6
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SUSE
http://en.opensuse.org/Welcome_to_openSUSE.org

Fedora
http://fedora.redhat.com/

Gentoo
http://www.gentoo.org/

Kanotix
http://kanotix.com/

Kubuntu
www.Kubuntu.org

Knoppix64
http://www.applia.fr/contents/knoppix64.html

Gnoppix
http://www.nongnu.org/gnoppix/
 
  


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