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hi all I have been contemplating installing linux on my puter. I have an AMD computer. do I use the intel distro? thanks! Richard...
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    intel = amd?


    hi all I have been contemplating installing linux on my puter. I have an AMD computer. do I use the intel distro?
    thanks!
    Richard

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    if there is no AMD version use intel version. It works 100%.
    Have a nice day

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    by intel it probably means x86/intel compatible, just a lot of people woudl have no idea what that meant.

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    to show you how easy it is. I recently upgraded my motherboard from an Intel Celeron chipped one to an AMD Athlon chipped one. I left the RAM and disks the same.

    On first boot up GRUB loaded no problems, Linux (Fedora Core 1) booted, then KUDZU did its magic with the new hardware (sound, USB 2, etc.) and up came GDM and either Gnome or KDE .

    No problems.

    Then I rebooted and used GRUB to access my Win98 partion. 8 (eight) reboots later I had windows 98 up and running!

    Of course I then found that the on board sound wouldn't work with the win98 TV software, so put in an old CMPCI sound card, which worked fine.

    Then I found that the kernel that comes with Fedora core 1 has problems (kernel panics and it's RESET button time) with that sound card, so I had to download the latest Fedora kernel (I took the opportunity to get one for AMD and not generic x86).

    But now all is working.

    Piece of cake!

    have fun

    Nerderello

    Use Suse 10.1 and occasionally play with Kubuntu
    Also have Windows 98SE and BeOS

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