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Re: 64-bit netbooks with Debian linux

On 05/02/2010 04:05 PM, Victor Padro wrote:
On Sun, May 2, 2010 at 3:56 PM, Ron Johnson<ron.l.johnson@cox.net>  wrote:
On 05/02/2010 02:17 PM, Peter Tenenbaum wrote:

I've been thinking about getting a netbook and I'd like to install
Debian linux on it when / if I do.  I'd also like to get one which uses
an AMD64-class processor.  Does anyone have any suggestions?  The
Gateway LT21 looks like just what I want in terms of hardware (ie,
fairly low-end but 64-bit); has anyone got any positive / negative
experience installing Debian on this computer?

Apart from the coolness factor, *why* 64 bit on a netbook?

I think it's a better choice in a netbooks or notebook with AMD Vision
enabled, and they're 64bit capable.

But you don't say *why* 64 bits is better on a netbook.

I'll give you one big reason why it's a bad idea: binary wireless drivers. (Netbooks ae highly integrated and your choices are limited, since most use the same small set of mobos.)

Dissent is patriotic, remember?

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