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Re: 64-bit netbooks with Debian linux

Hi, everyone --

I guess I should clarify my desirement for 64-bit.  There are two things here.  First, I intend to build a home computer which will run linux, and it will be 64-bit; since I'm quite new to maintaining my own linux computers, I'd rather limit the number of differences between the home machine and my portable.  Second is just a desire to avoid early obsolescence in the portable, since at some point I expect 64 bit to become the standard and 32-bit to fade into the past.  That day may not be near, and in any event it may be crazy to worry about obsolescence of a computer which costs less than an iPod, but that's just the way I roll.

It also sounds like the respndents to my first message are underwhelmed by netbooks in general and recommend that I look at a low-end notebook / laptop computer instead.  I confess that the distinction is a bit blurry to me. 

In any event, with those caveats, perhaps I should ask more generally for recommendations of netbooks or smallish laptops which people recommend as being compatible with Debian linux.

Thanks again,

On Sun, May 2, 2010 at 12:17 PM, Peter Tenenbaum <quarkpt@gmail.com> 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?

Thanks in advance,

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