i386 or amd64?
I've just about finished building my new computer and need to decide
which Debian port to install (i386 vs AMD64).
Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe motherboard
AMD AM2 Athlon 64 3800+ (The best AM2 not on long back-order)
One 1-GB stick of 800 MHz ECC ram
Seagate Barracuda 7200 rpm, 80 GB SATA drive
Asus EN7300GT/silent PCI-E video card, based on nVidia 7300GT
All housed in a CoolerMaster Stacker STC-T01 with 6 fans.
Running an Intergraph 21" flat CRT drafting monitor.
What software packages available for i386 will not be ready for AMD64
when Etch becomes stable and is released (in December?)?
i.e. is there anything that I've listed below that I wouldn't be able to
do if I installed the AMD64 version?
Software I routinely use:
gv, xpdf (prefer gv but some downloaded pdfs don't show in gv)
dillo (because its faster on my 486 than Mozilla)
Mozilla (because many websites need java/script and https,
frames, better rendering)
workman (listen to CDs)
Software I don't use:
Software I hope to use soon:
listen to realaudio on the internet (e.g. access CBC radio
watch short video clips (e.b. www.cbc.ca/news)
interact with my new Palm Zire 31
including transfering music from CD to MP3 and putting
it on the Palm.
Software I hope to use later:
Using hardware MPEG encoding, transfer video from VHS, clean up,
remove commercials, and save as DVDs.