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Mytos 10-26-2004 02:51 PM

Athlon 64 compatible dist for a newbie?
Hi, i just got a quick question
What would be the best Athlon 64 compatible Dist for a newbie that wants to learn some linux


ps. i tried to search the forum but nothing happend, prolly my slow 56k connection. I want the distros to be availible as iso's because i'm gonna download it at a big lan on thursday :)

ryedunn 10-26-2004 03:25 PM

I can not speak intelligently about linux compatibility on an Athlon 64 system but I can tell you from my experience I do not know of any distros more Newbie friendly than Mandrake (available via .ISO)

If you truly need this to take full advantage of your Athlon 64 you might want to try the hardware forum.

thegreatgatsby 10-26-2004 03:49 PM


jschiwal 10-26-2004 08:44 PM

SuSE 9.1 Pro edition comes with a Athlon64 version on DVD.

Mandrake 10 may have a AMD64 version, but I've only seen
10.1 Beta 2 on the web. There are AMD64 (x86_64) updates for 10, but I don't think
Mandrake has released 10 AMD64 Official on the web yet.

vbraca 10-27-2004 04:00 AM

SuSE of course - as of few days ago newest SuSE 9.2 Pro is available for download - try googleing for more info on download locations.


Mytos 10-27-2004 04:24 AM

ok, thanks for the reply's :)

proudclod 10-27-2004 01:08 PM

Fedora Core 3 is due out on the 9th of November, and comes with an AMD64 version.

There's the AMD64 version of the current FC2, but with FC3 coming so soon, it'd be silly to recommend it.

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