Re: Linux and AMD 64 question.
From: slurper (slurper1234_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 11:32:13 +0100
"Moritz Franosch" <mail@Franosch.org> wrote in message
> "Bill Davis" <BillD@omniforgetit.com> writes:
> > Got a new AMD 64 for xmas and as soon as I get time to get to the store
> > and get a decent hard drive for it I plan to crank it up.
> > From reading, it appears that a standard distro (RH or Slackware) can
> > be installed like it was a 32 bit machine.
> Suse Linux 9.0 is available for AMD 64 (64 bit mode).
> > Obviously the best way would be with a new kernel made especially
> > for the processor.
> If you want to use more than 4 GiB virtual memory in one process, it's
> the only way. If you do not want to use more than 4 GiB, you possibly
> will not get much from 64 bit mode.
doesn't that depend on your computer usage? if you edit video or audio, will
your 64bit machine not do this much faster than a 32bit machine?
anyway, if you have a 64bit machine, it would be strange to let it fall back
on 32-bit mode. Why would you pay the extra cost?
> Dipl.-Phys. Moritz Franosch