Re: What is suitable Debian Linux OS version for my PC
Bob Proulx wrote:
Dinindu Piyakaru wrote:
I'm using Intel core2 duo 2.4 Ghz E6600 based computer. It has 2GB Ram
& 512 Mb G force 8600 Video card & 250 GB HDD.
A nice system.
What is suitable Debian Linux OS version for my PC.
I recommend that you install the Intel x86 version. It is the most
commonly used architecture and will present you with the easiest
Can i install Debian Linux OS 40r4a - ia64 to my PC.
No. The IA-64 architecture is a different one from your Intel core2
duo. It will not work on your machine.
Your Intel core2 duo implements the AMD64 architecture and you may
install the AMD64 64-bit system on your machine. There are both
advantages and disadvantages to running this architecture. I do like
the amd64 64-bit system and run it myself on my systems. However it
is not compatible with many of the popular non-free and binary only
32-bit desktop applications and if you are also wanting to run some of
those (e.g. Adobe Acrobat, Flash,
Flash (32-bit) runs perfectly well on AMD64. Just install the
Debian-packaged version from the non-free AMD64 repository.
other multimedia video codecs) then
you would need special configurations in order to run them in a 32-bit
environment in/on the 64-bit system. And since you are asking I will
recommend that you start and install a typical 32-bit system.
Please, help me to chose correct Debian Linux OS version to my PC.
Hope this helps,
I recommend the AMD64 "Lenny" install. Lenny is the code name for the
"testing" version of Debian; however, it is very mature, and is nearing
a "freeze", prior to becoming version 5.0 of Debian.
It is fairly simple to install it, it has a weekly build available on CD
It is also fairly simple to keep it updated.
It is not trivial to upgrade from x86 to AMD64, and AMD64 is the wave of