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Old 18th August 2004, 04:24 PM
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Question Fedora 64bit?


Im thinking about to buy a Athlon 64.

But if I install a Fedora 64 bit version, is it possibel to use 32 bit (i386) application on a 64 bit operating system? Because there are many programs there not are a 64 bit version of.

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Old 21st August 2004, 01:47 AM
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Yes it is, however they are sometimes hard to install with the various dependencies, this is quickly improving however. And you can always install the 32 bit fedora and it will run almost as fast until the x86_64 support is up to your skill level.
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Old 23rd August 2004, 07:06 PM
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I started on 64 bit pretty soon as it came out (I think). My experience level caused me all sorts of problems getting extra software working in 64bit. I also believe though this may have changed that I couldn't use apt/synaptic with 64bit at that time.

I abandoned 64bit and have learnt quite a lot since, osmetime soon I will jump back to 64bit OS - after all thats what a 64bit processor is for

p.s I thnik the amd64 is a cracking processor, workes effortlessly, runs pretty cool, and the prices seem to have dropped a bit since I bought in, the motherboard support is supposed to be much better now as well.

AMD 64 3200+
1024 RAM
40GB Maxtor IDE
120GB Maxtor SATA
ATI Radeon 9600XT 256mb
Fedora Core 4 i386 and nowhere to go

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Old 21st September 2004, 01:25 AM
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If anyone needs a cheap but powerful LAN server, I would highly recommend AMD64 as of now. I just put together a machine for about $600 that blows the doors off my old Rambus machine that I paid $1200+ for 18 months ago.

Start small with a single channel (754 pin) Athlon 64 2800. Load FC2 x86_64 and see for yourself. I'm currently running DHCP, DNS, FTP, rsync, sendmail, cyrus-imap, SSHD, Army Ops dedicated server, Battlefield Vietnam dedicated server, TeamSpeak2 server and Folding@Home (to take up the extra 80% CPU time) with no trouble whatsoever. And... unlike my old system, I can do this all in GUI mode without any lag. It's pretty incredible. Linux and AMD has really opened the doors to what's possible.
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