AMD64

Mats Holmberg mats.holmberg at elisanet.fi
Tue Mar 21 06:54:05 GMT 2006


Lord Sauron wrote:

>On 3/20/06, Mats Holmberg <mats.holmberg at elisanet.fi> wrote:
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>>Lord Sauron wrote:
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>>>On 3/20/06, scott <sclewin at bmts.com> wrote:
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>>>>Hi,
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>>>>   My motherboard died on me so I decided to get both a new motherboard
>>>>and chip.  I decided on getting a Sempron and it supports AMD64.
>>>>
>>>>   My first question is, should I now download and install the AMD64
>>>>version of Kubuntu?  My second question: how stable is the AMD64 side
>>>>
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>>>Yes and as stable as i386.
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>>Ubuntu core system is stable, yes, but many applications are not. Also,
>>there are some features you simply won't get functioning - that is
>>easily or completely.
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>You can always get it completely compatible.  AMD64 architecture is
>really just x86_64 - it's 100%, totally and natively compatible with
>i386, 486, 586 and 686 architectures.  Now, you will need to work at
>ignoring some architecture dependency checking, assuming you're not a
>total moron and try installing the PPC port of something, however,
>there is no such thing as a i386/AMD64 compatitibility problem. 
>Anyone who tells you otherwise is either being blindly loyal to Intel
>or has absolutely no idea what they're talking about.  Period.  End of
>Subject.
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So every user out there who either don't want to or don't have the time 
to think about technical details (I for one need a working sysytem, 
easily) are either Intel fanatics or morons. That's really helpful you 
know... period.

I know everything is possible, but that's not the point here. Anyone who 
doesn't see things from a users point of view is a moron by my definition.



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