[linux] A linux distro for my Athlon64

Doug McLean dougmc at u.washington.edu
Mon Oct 25 16:14:10 PDT 2004

FWIW, I have seen 32-bit Windows run really freakin fast on this machine,
so I bet 32-bit Linux will work just as well. Still, Brian makes the
interesting point about Gentoo's 64-bit compilations being smoking fast.

I would be curious to see what this baby can do. >:)

Doug McLean
CSS Systems Administrator
University of Washington, Bothell

Meanwhile, in Gotham, David Fetrow wrote:


> It runs on mine which kind of the acid test.


> Not the nifty optimized-for-amd64 gentoo kernel but it works

> snappy enough for my purposes. I am running in 32-bit land.


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> On Mon, 25 Oct 2004, Doug McLean wrote:


>> Hi David,


>> I think Debian might be a good option (which is ironic considering I

>> criticized Debian in past posts) but it looks like they have no port for

>> amd64 according to:


>> http://www.debian.org/ports/


>> On a happy note, FreeBSD 5.3 is coming out tomorrow, so I may give that a

>> shot, and failing that, maybe gentoo.


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