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Created On: 03/13/2004 12:17 PM
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 03/13/2004 12:17 PM
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I need to know if that the opterons will support 32 bit windows or linux. im making a dual opteron server if it can support red hat linux 9.
 03/13/2004 02:08 PM
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Yes the opterons will support 32bit windows or linux. Although obviously you'll get more benefit from running a 64bit Operating System (there's a beta out for Windows, Linux has been 64bit for a few years now).



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 03/14/2004 09:39 AM
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well. people are saying that the kernel is not stable. if you could please point me to the right linux distro for a web/ cs server.
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Heh...well and I don't mean this to sound sarcastic, but Linux has different branches of kernel release, stable, experimental etc.

So if you get a stable branch, then its a stable kernel!

As far as distro's go, I usually recommend Mandrake, but thats purely because I found it was the one that had a release for x86_64 before most of the others. If you feel comfortable compiling your own kernels, then really you could download almost any distro and replace the stock kernel with the one that you want.

For x86_64 I would recommend a 2.6 kernel (I'm currently running 2.6.3) since the performance is way more responsive than I found the 2.4 kernels to be. Plus there are a huge number of patches/fixes/addons for x86_64 in there.



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thanx alot man.
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