On Wednesday 29 June 2005 17:41, Braun Brelin wrote:
> The reason I asked the question was not because I wanted to know the
> best "distro", I wanted to know what was the best "64 bit" distro.
> Given that 64 bit chips are still fairly new to the average user, I
> wasn't sure how well the 64 bit distros stacked up.
Well, I suppose it depends on what you're planning on using it for, and what
you expect out of it. Most of the distros have decent 64bit support at this
stage. Is it for a home PC, a work station, server?
I've been using a number of different distros on a mixture of athlon64s and
opterons. I can't say I've run into much difficulty. (I'm specifically trying
to avoid splashing petrol everywhere).
It also probably depends on what processor you're using (amd or intel).
I mostly use them for numerical simulations, etc. You can generally replace
the linear algebra libraries etc, with optimized ones which gives a massive
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