Fedora 64 bits
On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 9:25 AM, Steve Underwood <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hello friends
> I just bought a notebook that comes with Win7 64bits, am going to
> replace the system with linux but I have some doubts...
> Currently am downloading Fedora 16 (tried Fedora 15 in my old laptop
> but prefer the latest fresh version) 64bit version, but can't remember
> where I read that the 64bit linux system sometimes has incompatibility
> problems with some drivers and applications and recommended to use the
> 32bits... Is it true? It has an AMD E-350 dual core processor...
> Anyway will try this one but want to know if there's something I
> should be aware of... I can still get the 32bit version in case of
> Thanks for any comment
*From the time AMD launched the first x86_64 chip, most of us have been
running 64 bit Linux on 64 bit CPUs. I was running 64 bit Linux on
Alphas for years before that. Its a long long time since there were are
real issues running 64 bit Linux. There are, however, a few programs
that misbehave in odd ways when you run 32 bit Linux on 64 bit hardware.
I assume its because those programs misinterpret the platform they are
running on in some way. I've never taken the time to investigate. It
makes far more sense to just install 64 Linux.
Well, I also used as a live cd 64 bit fedora core 15, but it showed some errors in graphics and probably my printer was not working (might it doesn't work in live cd mode). But i guess that is the problem of use of 'live cd' and after installation no such issue would be there.
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