cms01 at tampabay.rr.com
Sun Nov 5 17:23:35 UTC 2006
I too, have amd64 athlon laptop 4000+, and use, the 64bit linux stinks...
not even close in speed to 32bit, plus, the support for plugins and drivers,
is very bad.
however, maybe in the near future 2007, we will see more devel in the 64bit
distro, that are pure 64bit threw and threw, with real 64bit apps, and
drives.. but... it would be most likely in 2008
The coming of quad processors, and dual 64bit cpu's is going to push it,
however, linux is opensource... hence, ubuntu team may jump on it, since they
are going after the server market... and know that Oracle is coming out with
there indestructible linux version of Redhat linux... and not using Ubuntu as
On Sunday 05 November 2006 10:34 am, Ron Smits wrote:
> I took the big leap and bought me a beast of a machine :) an X2 dual
> core amd processor is at the heart of it. Currently I am running the
> normal (generic) edgy install that I already had on my old machine. I
> installed the amd64 in a seperate partition and was quite disappointed
> with the level of support. Mainly the fact that cedega and secondlife
> (an online metaverse) did not start up was for me the main reason not to
> switch to the fully 64bit edgy.
> So I was thinking is it possible with ubuntu to only install an amd64
> kernel and keep the rest of the edgy install I already have?
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