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Re: [SLE] Novell Unwraps New Version Of Linux
  • From: Doug McGarrett <dmcgarrett@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 17:49:23 -0500
  • Message-id: <0IDG0064PVEFIB@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

At 10:24 AM 3/16/2005 -0800, Carl William Spitzer IV wrote:
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>Novell released a new version of SUSE Linux Professional that
>includes the 2.611 version of the kernel, the 2.0 version of
>the OpenOffice.org productivity suite and the Firefox 1.0 browser.
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>http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,100308,00.html?nlid=LIN
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I wonder at the following:

"The new 64-bit version works with both standard 32-bit
processors, Intel Corp.'s Extended Memory 64 Technology
and rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s Athlon 64 processors."

I assume that this is a 32-bit version that _will run_ on
64-bit processors. There's no magic in that. But was this
intended to mean that there is an OS _designed_ for 64-bit
processors, that will somehow run on 32-bit processors? That's
something I hadn't heard of before. (I'm not a programmer,
so maybe that's a common thing, but it sounds kind of far out,
to me.)

Someone please enlighten me.

--doug


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