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Re: Is there a Debian 3.1 AMD64 iso?



Well, as a last resource, one can dualboot the two systems in the same machine?


Joe Smith wrote:


Len, let me clear this?
Are x86_64 and AMD64 the exact same thing? Can they run ordinary x86 apps?


Yes, both refer to AMD64. The can both run 32-bit apps.
In fact if running a 32 bit kernel it should behave identically to a normal 32 bit x86 processor. If running a 64 bit kernel, 32bit programs can be run. However by default the debian AMD64 port does not support this because it would require 32bit libraries which are a major pain. But most users of Debian AMD64 would have no reason to run 32 bit programs unless they wanted to run certain non-free programs, or one of the few programs that currently don't compile/run right on AMD64 such as WINE and OpenOffice.





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