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Old 12-18-2003, 09:10 AM   #16
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according to suse site, both glibc and gcc have been optimized not for generic x86-64, but for specific processors like ath64 and opteron as they evolve.
I'm not sure you'll get the same level of support for intel, since it seems to have a more mswindowz-oriented policy.
Old 12-18-2003, 09:36 AM   #17
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Originally posted by ac1980
I'm not sure you'll get the same level of support for intel, since it seems to have a more mswindowz-oriented policy.
Intel were very helpful in getting Linux ported to run natively on the Itanium class of processors. That - and the fact that Linux *is* very portable - helped Linux being the first OS to run on these CPU's.

Itanium/Itanium2 is probably better supported by Linux at this time, and optimizing glibc is mostly a matter of recompiling with your favourite Itanium-specific gcc flags.

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I am glad that there will be a 64 bit linux distro of my choice when I build my AMD 64 system down the road. as for Athlon XP’s and heat I don’t know what your talking about. I have a old XP 2000+ which runs “hot” I guess? I have it over clocked to a P4 2.5 and don’t hit over 52C after beating it with either Photoshop or a full screen game for hours on end. My average room tep is 75F. if you think this is hot maybe you should go back to your commodore 64 …

Granted I would like to see 45C but I use a little old dragon orb from thermaltake I could water cool. Beside I would say that intel chips actually run slower than there AMD counterparts even with the slower GHz and all. AMD has a better architecture for populace not the one guy encoding dvds 24/7

I had a old thunderbird 1.2 and my friend a P3 1.1 and my machine did circles around his, so what you are saying is for a slight heat difference you would go with a slower chip.

Alright I am done ranting now


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