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Anyone tried the AMD64-bit version of Debian? I would like to hear about people's positive or negative experiences ...? Is it much faster than 'regular' Debian? Do all the packages ...
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- 03-20-2006 #1
- 03-20-2006 #2Originally Posted by stokes
- 03-20-2006 #3
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AMD64 is one of the official architectures for Etch (the next release of Debian). You can get the latest install media here. The AMD64 distribution that Debian has is "pure 64-bit" which means that you can't run 32-bit programs in the normal system; you have to run them in a 32-bit chroot or something. This is a little inconvenient because some programs (like OpenOffice.org) only run on 32-bit.
- 03-22-2006 #4
Blimey ... it sounds like it might be more hassle than it's worth. I've downloaded the DVD iso's for the unofficial 64-bit so I'll give that a try. I don't think there's a 64-bit version of QMail which I will be installing so that might cause me some problems.
- 03-22-2006 #5Originally Posted by stokes