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Old 10-11-2003, 03:31 PM   #1
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linux 64-bit OS?


I was watching news and they were talking about 64 Bit OS's(windows) that are coming out in a couple of years..so I guess my question is that will there be a 64 bit Linux OS?
 
Old 10-11-2003, 03:33 PM   #2
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i was under the impression that there already is.

http://www.infoworld.com/article/03/...ux_1.html?s=tc
 
Old 10-11-2003, 03:33 PM   #3
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[Edit]
I found this.
http://www.infoworld.com/article/03/...ux_1.html?s=tc

[Edit again] My friend gave that link already lol.

Last edited by boreo; 10-11-2003 at 03:37 PM.
 
Old 10-11-2003, 03:34 PM   #4
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Probably, as soon as ADM and Intel stop doing processors 32bits. The only truly 64 bits computer we have today (at least that I know) is Apple Mac G5. The thing is, the way AMD and Intel are doing we won't go so far...
 
Old 10-11-2003, 03:41 PM   #5
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oh wow, I didnt know that... are those 64 bit linux distros available only commercially for servers? or can anyone download them??
 
Old 10-11-2003, 03:47 PM   #6
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http://www.redhat.com/software/rhel/ws/

http://www.redhat.com/software/rhel/features/

red hat AS also supports itanium and amd 64 but it's like 1500 bucks.
 
Old 10-11-2003, 03:51 PM   #7
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SUSE LINUX 9.0 Professional 64-bit for Athlon 64 - nice and 64-bit. Due out on Oct 22
 
Old 10-11-2003, 03:55 PM   #8
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so they are not free then..hmm. I wonder 5 years down the road when all computers have 64 bit processors, whats gonna happen to free linux
 
Old 10-11-2003, 03:55 PM   #9
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Yea, linux 64 bit came out before windows 64 bit did.
 
Old 10-11-2003, 03:58 PM   #10
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Originally posted by Jatt_thugz
so they are not free then..hmm. I wonder 5 years down the road when all computers have 64 bit processors, whats gonna happen to free linux
well if i'm not mistaken, linux (the kernel itself) will always be free as in beer and freedom. you just may not have the nice packaging that distros provide. you'll prolly have to do it like the old days, by yourself.
 
Old 10-11-2003, 04:04 PM   #11
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Any LINUX distribution that has compiled for IA-64 will work. Yes, you can download it for free and use it for 64-bit x86 processors.

Megaman X, AMD and INTEL has 64 bit processors. INTEL's 64-bit processor is designed for servers. AMD 64-bit processors are designed for both servers and workstations. AMD and APPLE is the manufactures that are pushing 64 bit processors for workstations or desktops. INTEL is now behind for workstation systems.
 
Old 10-11-2003, 04:09 PM   #12
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Intel have been doing alot of research into nano electronics. I fully expect them to up the level sometime in the future.
 
Old 10-11-2003, 04:15 PM   #13
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Please explain a full newbie what the purpouse of '64-bit' is.
 
Old 10-11-2003, 04:20 PM   #14
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Please explain a full newbie what the purpouse of '64-bit' is.
http://www.arstechnica.com/cpu/03q1/.../x86-64-1.html
 
Old 10-11-2003, 04:59 PM   #15
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Thanks man. Wow, things change really fast into the computer area. Last time I knew, there were no 64 bits processors. Well, thanks again
 
  


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