amd64 question

Richard cms01 at
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 
pod cast.


On Sunday 05 November 2006 10:34 am, Ron Smits wrote:
> People
> 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?
> Ron

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