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Hey guys, I am having problems with what to download for pc... how do you work out whats what??? i see folders such as 1.4_rc1, alpha, amd64, historical, hppa, ia64 ...
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    How do you work out what to download??


    Hey guys,
    I am having problems with what to download for pc... how do you work out whats what???
    i see folders such as
    1.4_rc1, alpha, amd64, historical, hppa, ia64 ,mips , snapshots, sparc ,x86....

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    What kind of hardware do you have? As a rule of thumb if it has '64' after it, it's only right for a 64 bit chip. If it says something like x86 on the end, a standard 34 bit chip will be fine. Knowing which chip you have is a good starting point.

    Unless you want to get into bug testing, you'll want to download the latest stable release of a package. Snapshots are probably not for you at this point.
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    Sunny.C, see this thread for more info: http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/per...a64-em64t.html
    If you have a 32 bit processor, you can go with iX86 (replace X with 3,4,5 or 6).

    Alpha, DEC, PPC etc are for different CPU architectures.
    Last edited by AlexK; 02-27-2006 at 09:34 AM.
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    I want to try this one
    http://ftp.iinet.net.au/linux/Gentoo/releases/x86/
    Which files do i need??? all of them?

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    Download the Universal CD for x86. Note, this is gentoo you are downloading and not FC.
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    What's fc stand for???
    Where can i get the 2006 pc version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunny.C
    What's fc stand for???
    Where can i get the 2006 pc version?
    FC is Fedora Core. If you need to find the latest version of your chosen distribution, then take a look at Distrowatch.
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