which 64bitLinux

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  1. savithk

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    I have AMD64 2800+, 512 RAM, 256 8X AGP, 80GB . i want to use linux for Maya & Softimage XSI. so please tell me which 64bitLinux free version is available ??????
     
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    [xubz] "The Cake is a Lie!!"

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    fedora rocks :)
     
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    I am using Mandriva 2007 64bit.

    It has great support for AIGLX, and the 3D effects are cool.

    If you need the CD , PM me .

    Enjoy.
    BirBal.
    www.techbirbal.com
     
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    [xubz] "The Cake is a Lie!!"

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    AIGLX was Jointed Developed by NVIDIA and Red Hat.. so Obviously Fedora has the Leading Edge here..

    AIGLX is ALSO Supported on Ubuntu 6.10, with the Latest NVIDIA Beta Drivers.


    (I Only reason I Love Ubuntu is cuz of its Community and APT)
     
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    Dont Forget Xgl too on mandrake.

    You also have the latest Cedega software to play Windows Games in Linux.

    Enjoy!!
     
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    mehulved 18 Till I Die............

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    Well all the distros can have all that. So stating one has it is totally absurd.
    But, it is not advisable to use a 64 bit distro as of now due to lack of availability of 64 bit softwares. No. of 64 bit software at present are lower than 32 bit ones. We will have to wait some more time before focus shifts completely to 64 bit.
     
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    Mandriva 2007 64bit is free ?????
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    i want to install only free version of linux64 bit
     
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    yup mandriva 2007 is free.

    Its a 4 CD pack for 64 bit edition
     
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    if u want 64 bit linux then u have to install 32 bit one in it as still there is no flash,java & many app
     
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    You can download Mandriva 2007 Linux (64-bit or 32-bit) from here
    I doubt whether you can run 32-bit applications like Java, Flash & other 32-bit applications.
    So installing a 32-bit version of Mandriva 2007 Linux is a better & sound choice.
    Don't worry you can install a 32-bit Linux in your 64-bit AMD PC.
    There won't be any problem. But you won't get the 64-bit PC performance.
     
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    rakeshishere HELP AND SUPPORT

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    Better use 32 bit ubuntu v6.10 going to be released on 26 October 2006:)
     
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    it is a pain to get all ur hardware working on 64 bit
     
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    well i found this gentoo forum thread useful for all amd-64 users and aspirants
    http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-221361.html
    below wiki article also may hold great use:
    http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_AMD_64
     
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    gary4gar GaurishSharma.com

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    ^^^
    so net result is
    if your are new to linux, 64bit is a abosulute no-no but if are a g33k then u can try ur hand
     
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    john_the_ultimate No pain....No gain

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    I've got ubuntu 6.06 AMD 64-bit version and works flawlessly. Even recognised my dual core X2 3800+ CPU.
     
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    There is a thumb rule while planning to use a 64bit Linux depending on the amount of RAM you have. It goes like this...
    < 1 GB RAM = 32 bit user land - 32 bit kernel
    = 1 GB RAM = 32 bit user land - 64 bit kernel
    > 1 GB RAM = 64 bit user land - 64 bit kernel

    Since you just have 512 MB RAM, imho you should stay with 32 bit Linux distros. Rest is upto you...

    [EDIT}I have changed user space to user land so that it is clearer[/EDIT]
     
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    kalpik In Pursuit of "Happyness"

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    eddie, can you explain the logic behind it? And what do you mean when you say user space?
     
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    No eddie, >1GB ram doesn't necessarily means 64 bit system. There's no thumb rule in my knowledge, but all it has a little scientific explanation!

    See 32 bit means 2^32 (2 raised to power 32) = 4,294,967,296 bytes and that's 4 GB.
    SO u see a 32 bit system has a maximum supported RAM size of 4 GB.

    Similarly 64 bit system has a max. supported RAM size of 2^64 = 18446744,073,709,551,616. I dunno how many billion terrabytes are these. I guess they call it 16 exabytes. Nice na?

    Neways I dunno why u have written user space ad kernel space differently, both are just classifications of virtual memory .

    @kalpiks : Users space is the user memory, where user apps can work and where swapping takes place.
     
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    if i install linux64 on my AMD64 2800+ is support ???. i have only 512 MB of Ram it is ok for linux64 . or should i go for 1GB of RAM ????. any linux64 is available on single CD.????
     
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