[nSLUG] Debian on an AMD 64

Ben Armstrong synrg at sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca
Fri Dec 16 16:43:06 AST 2005


On Fri, 2005-12-16 at 16:27 -0400, Jack Warkentin wrote:
> I got an AMD64-based laptop a few weeks ago and am trying to find a 
> suitable distro for it. I read a lot about Debian AMD64 but it did 
> not look appealing since it is not possible to run 64-bit and 32-bit 
> apps at the same time - you have to set up a separate chroot for the 
> 32-bit apps.

With open source, everything can be recompiled from source anyway.  Or
do you depend on a lot of non-free stuff distributed in binary form and
only available for IA32?

Ben


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