Re: 64 bits questions...
--- Manu <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I have a few questions . I am thinking to buy an ACER
> ferrari laptop/notebook.
> I have seen an unofficial debian version of AMD64..
Nope, what you have seen is a project to port debian to the 64 bit architecture!!! Check
> but not all packages are 64bits yet.. So looks like I
> have to run a mixed version 32/64bits
Yes. If you install the 64 bit debian you will (most likely using chroot).
I also have a 64 bit processor, but I didn't feel like figuring out how to run a mixed system, so
I stuck with the 32 bit kernel / debian.
> Now my questions:
> can I just run a 32 bits for now on it?
> is there gonna be a different version of 64 bits for
> intel 64 and AMD 64?
Hmmm, check harware review sites for info on this. But till now, Intel has not released any 64 bit
processors. So can't tell!
> When will the AMD 64 become official?
It is already official, the processor is already on the market isn't it? :D . Or are you talking
about the project to port debian to the 64 arch.? Check their site. Also, check this list's
archives. This issue was brought up a few days ago.
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