Re: 64-bit netbooks with Debian linux
Hi, everyone --
I guess I should clarify my desirement for 64-bit. There are two things here. First, I intend to build a home computer which will run linux, and it will be 64-bit; since I'm quite new to maintaining my own linux computers, I'd rather limit the number of differences between the home machine and my portable. Second is just a desire to avoid early obsolescence in the portable, since at some point I expect 64 bit to become the standard and 32-bit to fade into the past. That day may not be near, and in any event it may be crazy to worry about obsolescence of a computer which costs less than an iPod, but that's just the way I roll.
It also sounds like the respndents to my first message are underwhelmed by netbooks in general and recommend that I look at a low-end notebook / laptop computer instead. I confess that the distinction is a bit blurry to me.
In any event, with those caveats, perhaps I should ask more generally for recommendations of netbooks or smallish laptops which people recommend as being compatible with Debian linux.
On Sun, May 2, 2010 at 12:17 PM, Peter Tenenbaum <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I've been thinking about getting a netbook and I'd like to install Debian linux on it when / if I do. I'd also like to get one which uses an AMD64-class processor. Does anyone have any suggestions? The Gateway LT21 looks like just what I want in terms of hardware (ie, fairly low-end but 64-bit); has anyone got any positive / negative experience installing Debian on this computer?
Thanks in advance,