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    General Question about linux distros


    Is there a linux distro which supports all architectures? I just wanted to know because at my house I have two computers, one with x86 and one with amd64, and was wondering if I can get one distro for both of them.

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    Your best bet would be to install an x86 distro because they work fine both on x86 and amd64.

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    Take a look at the link in my signature for lots of good information on getting started with Linux.

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    Most distributions have versions for both x86 and x86_64 architectures. An x86_64 chip is fully backwards compatible with x86 instructions. 64 bit software is still however lacking so for the short term you may be better off installing a 32 bit distro on both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The O'Really Factor View Post
    Is there a linux distro which supports all architectures? I just wanted to know because at my house I have two computers, one with x86 and one with amd64, and was wondering if I can get one distro for both of them.

    You should probably just run 32-bit X86 Linux on both of them.

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...bit-linux.html
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/per...a64-em64t.html

    Both of these are linked in ozar's signature, by the way.
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