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rimzyak
31st May 2007, 06:55 AM
hi
i would like to download fedora 7

Can anyone help me out to find which fedora 7 to download ( x86-64 or i386 ???)???

Im having pentium 4 64 bit processor

Can anyone help me out by sending me the exact link of Fedora 7 general availability??


Thanks

mit
31st May 2007, 07:58 AM
You have to use i386, x86-64 is only for AMD.
The is a ia64 rebuild but it is not a officially supported.

You have to wait for the official release 14:00 UTC Today for all the mirrors & torrent to open.

sideways
31st May 2007, 11:07 AM
you can use euther i386 or x86-64, but for compatibility I would go with i386 (x86-64 won't have any dramatic performance advantages)

The torrents link is

http://torrent.fedoraproject.org/

Wait for the final release to go up, in a few hours.

There are several torrent clients available, all installable via yum, I use ktorrent.

yum install ktorrent
yum install azureus
yum install bittorrent-gui

v00d00
31st May 2007, 12:06 PM
Or you could search for a thread with direct download links. Thats if you really must have it like now.

If you were to start one of those chances are you'd have it before the official release is out, and the other million people start thrashing the server. Nudge nudge.

mit
31st May 2007, 12:29 PM
Another great bittorrrent client is Transmission

http://transmission.m0k.org/

yum install transmission

strikeforce
31st May 2007, 12:46 PM
Kind of offtopic but I have an intel core 2 duo is that i386 or x86_64?

d3viant
31st May 2007, 12:58 PM
Kind of offtopic but I have an intel core 2 duo is that i386 or x86_64?


The core 2 duo's have x86_64 architechtures (but as mentioned above, for Fedora, get the i386 builds for compatibility)

A.Serbinski
31st May 2007, 04:41 PM
Compatibility? Huh?
x86_64 is compatible with EVERYTHING that i386 is, PLUS it is compatible with 64bit software, PLUS it performs better for some applications.

For *compatibility*, get the 64bit version. For *performance*, get the 64bit version. The ONLY reason to use the 32bit version is if thats all your hardware supports.

HMSS013
31st May 2007, 05:43 PM
is there any particular reason the Fedora 7 images are DVD only?!? seeing as i do not have a DVD burner for my laptop... this is slightly inconvenient...

sideways
31st May 2007, 10:22 PM
is there any particular reason the Fedora 7 images are DVD only?!? seeing as i do not have a DVD burner for my laptop... this is slightly inconvenient...

Fedora-7-Live-i686 is a cd, it allows you to install once up and running

A.Serpinski,

Firstly, I have seen no performance advantage with x86-64, in fact one of the benchmarks I did, with Mathematica, was actually slower on x86-64. Maybe that was down to my setup, if someone could post benchmarks for comparison that would be excellent help for people trying to decide on 64bit or not.

Secondly, in x86-64 you have many annoying driver issues like finding compatible 64-bit wifi drivers for ndiswrapper.

Thirdly, you end up duplicating alot of libraries (32 bit versions plus 64 bit versions) just to get mundane stuff like browser plugins working.

The only compelling reason I can see for using x86-64 is for people running database servers who require huge chunks or memory allocated in ram.

Having said that, If you have a large hard-drive I would dual boot the two versions, and see which one you prefer to work with, others may have better impressions of x86-64 than me :)