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Re: AMD Athlon XP3200

On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 04:16:38PM -0700, Paul Johnson wrote:
> On Monday 31 March 2008 12:24:05 pm Phil Wiley wrote:
> > My computer uses an AMD XP3200 processor.  Which set of instructions
> > should I use?
> The ones that apply to your system's architecture.  If you used to run 
> Windows, odds are you're on i386, less likely ia64 or amd64.

IIRC, the AMD XP3200 is an amd64 CPU which will run either i386 or
amd64.  Search the archives of this list for many, many discussions on
which is better.  It depends on if all the apps you want to run are
available for amd64, how much memory your system has, and if for your
application you need 64-bit executables.  Note that on i386, you can
install a 64-bit kernel, however IIRC, some add-on apps (e.g. Adobe's
Acroread) which is 32-bit will not run with the 64-bit kernel.  Better
to ask on the debian-amd64 list if you are in any of these edge

Most normal people wouldn't notice a difference either way.


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