[CLUG-chat] 64-bit Linux

Hendrik Visage hvjunk at gmail.com
Sat Aug 26 22:03:35 SAST 2006


On 8/25/06, Russell Tiedt <rtiedt at rusty.org.za> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Just got a dual core em64t processor (Intel), and I'd like  to try
> 64-bit  Linux.
>
> Which distro's have a 64-bit version, and what are the URL's please.
>
> Seem to remember that Ubuntu, and Debian are/have 64-bit versions available.

/me have to point out the obvious Gentoo amd64 version

> A Linux distro, that allows easy access to the command console without
> having to load X/kde/gnome etc. preffered. i.e. Debian, Slackware etc.
>
> Might be time that I get used to a Linux Desktop, wether it be KDE Gnome
> or whatever.

Gentoo is fine for console and gui etc. and they do have to right stuff too for
32bit binary apps like OpenOffice.org etc.


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