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Re: [opensuse] Which flavor of openSUSE for Intel Core Duo chipset
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2006 22:24:30 -0500
  • Message-id: <4595DBEE.3070805@xxxxxxxxxx>
Doctor Who wrote:
> On 12/29/06, John Andersen <jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Friday 29 December 2006 16:52, Doctor Who wrote:
>> > Silly question, but I've always run SUSE on x86-32 machines. I now
>> > have a Intel Core Duo E6400 processor. What flavor of openSUSE do I
>> > need for this? EM64T?
>> >
>> > Thanks.
>>
>> It will work with either i386 or X86_64, but in my tests its faster
>> using
>> x86_64. (aka EMT64).
>>
>
> Hmmm...so how will it work with both? As 32-bit OS running on 64-bit
> hardware?
>
> Also, any issues with software or drivers (Flash, ATI, etc.)?
You may want to run 32 bit browsers, as the plugins tend to be only 32
bit. However, you can also download a 64 bit version of OpenOffice, so
you can use bigger words in Writer. ;-)

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