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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2004 8:33 am 
Bitchin' Fast 3D Z8000
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I pick up my 64-bit Bad Boy hopefully today...

Yes. There will probably be several Linux distro's...one will be 64-bit.

Which one though?


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Gentoo.

I need someone I know to test the waters for me. So .. thanks! :D


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Jipstyle wrote:
Gentoo.

I need someone I know to test the waters for me. So .. thanks! :D


Where can I get it?


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Wolfmann wrote:
Jipstyle wrote:
Gentoo.

I need someone I know to test the waters for me. So .. thanks! :D


Where can I get it?


Maybe: http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/mirrors.xml ?


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I installed the debian "unstable" for amd64 architectures on a test server at work and the difference is certainly noticeable to my previous 32-bit platform. I'm going to benchmark both the 32-bit and 64-bit performance on the same hardware to find out how big the difference really is.

Most of the major distributions have varying amd64 support (basically all of the 64-bit AMDs and the EM64T Intels), I'd say all of them have ia64 support (Itanium), not to mention the other various 64-bit platforms.

I had a couple of issues with USB on the kernel I'm using, but I think some flux is to be expected. I could probably recompile my own kernel and it would go away. Debian provides two kernels by default -- one "generic" (preferred for AMD) and one "em64t" (preferred for Intel). The install was pretty smooth (just like a regular debian install).

I'd just take the distribution you're most familiar/comfortable with and find the 64-bit version. Otherwise, go with the distribution you're most interestd in using.


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