Re: Newbie looking for a distro... x86 what?



On Sat, 24 Jun 2006 00:56:19 -0400, Steve Ackman wrote:

In <pan.2006.06.23.23.05.18.190111@MyComputer>, on Fri, 23 Jun 2006
16:05:18 -0700, Ed H. wrote:

On Fri, 23 Jun 2006 22:03:53 +0100, ac wrote:

Linux
has been well suited for 64 bit processors for a long time, unlike M$
software.

Yet more misinformation.

Linux has only been "well suited for" 64bit processors since 64bit
processors have been available.

Aside from the circular aspect of your statement,
perhaps you can tell us when Linux was first run on
DEC Alphas, and when it was first run on IA64's, and
how long ago that was for each... and what exact time
frame you might consider to be "a long time" in the
context this discussion.

I'm well aware of Linux being developed to work on DEC Alphas and IA64s.

M$ also made a version of Windoze for the Alpha.

It wasn't until AMD and Intel developed and released 64bit processors that
Linux was developed to work on said processors.

The statement that Linux has been well suited for 64bit processors for
"a long time" is misleading when talking about x86 processors.

Ed

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