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Is AMD-64 mature enough to start using? (possibly on K8V-MX moptherboard)

I have had it proposed to me that I might set up a server for
my LAN (Not the internet gateway) as a Sempron system running
Linux.  Specifically, an Asus K8V-MX Athlon 64 motherboard,
an AMD Sempron64 2600, 512 meg DDR PC-3200 w/o ECC.
to quote from the quotation.

My question is, is the Debian AMD64 platform ready for such use?
I can see lots of complaints on the mailing lists, but that
doesn't make it clear whether troubles are normal or unusual.  
Very few happy users ever write in to say how happy they are.
Presumably I'd be using the unofficial sarge release ... or has it
become official in the meantime?  Or is etch actually more reliable right now?

The server will initially be running an NFS server that serves from a
software RAID (hard disks presumably partitioned using LVM).  I'm
considering putting everybody's home directory on it so that they will
have their bookmarks, configurations, etc. available whatever machine
in the house they are actually sitting at.  But if they wish, they
should also be able to remotely log into the server usng XDMCP.  Or
use VNC.  Oh, yes.  One or two of my users are collecting video files
(mostly .mpg). Would accessing them from another machine using NFS (100
MHz ethernet)
be fast enough for them to view them?  Even if tow people did it at the
same time?

ny comments on whether this plan is feasible?  Do others have good
experiences with that motherboard?  Or should I backtrack and specify an
old reliable 32-bit Pentium instead?

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