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Old 09-08-2005, 01:13 AM   #1
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x86_64 and i386


this is a dumb question but the x86_64 version of 10b4 is only for 64bit cpu computers only right?

i am using a 32 bit intel centrino, i should download the i386 version

right?

thanks


edit:

i saw a PPC version of suse 10 b4

whats that?

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Old 09-08-2005, 02:22 AM   #2
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this is a dumb question but the x86_64 version of 10b4 is only for 64bit cpu computers only right?

i am using a 32 bit intel centrino, i should download the i386 version

right?
Absolutely!

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i saw a PPC version of suse 10 b4
It works with the Apple-type of processors (PowerPC).
 
Old 09-08-2005, 02:23 AM   #3
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abisko00, thanks i just wanted to comfirm before i download and waste everyones time

thanks
 
Old 09-08-2005, 05:15 AM   #4
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Loading a 64bit distro on a 32bit machine.

It might work and in a perfect world it should. Working on the principal you only need to ship one dvd for all singing and dancing.

The problem is you fill your machine with enormous code -assuming imperfect structures- that may never ever be used and code that spends it time checking, or worse still code that is not optimised for your processor.

Perfect code is minimised for code space or speed and optimised for versatility.

Better then to use the code designed for your architecture.

Anyway, I bet the 64bit code wouldn't work anyway on a 32 bit machine.

On the other hand all the 64 bit code hasn't been written yet for many apps.
 
  


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