Fedora 64 bits

Steve Underwood steveu at coppice.org
Thu Nov 10 14:25:10 UTC 2011


On 11/10/2011 08:02 PM, Miguel Cardenas wrote:
> Hello friends
>
> I just bought a notebook that comes with Win7 64bits, am going to 
> replace the system with linux but I have some doubts...
>
> Currently am downloading Fedora 16 (tried Fedora 15 in my old laptop 
> but prefer the latest fresh version) 64bit version, but can't remember 
> where I read that the 64bit linux system sometimes has incompatibility 
> problems with some drivers and applications and recommended to use the 
> 32bits... Is it true? It has an AMD E-350 dual core processor... 
> Anyway will try this one but want to know if there's something I 
> should be aware of... I can still get the 32bit version in case of 
> troubles...
>
> Thanks for any comment
 From the time AMD launched the first x86_64 chip, most of us have been 
running 64 bit Linux on 64 bit CPUs. I was running 64 bit Linux on 
Alphas for years before that. Its a long long time since there were are 
real issues running 64 bit Linux. There are, however, a few programs 
that misbehave in odd ways when you run 32 bit Linux on 64 bit hardware. 
I assume its because those programs misinterpret the platform they are 
running on in some way. I've never taken the time to investigate. It 
makes far more sense to just install 64 Linux.

Steve



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