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29086Re: linux on m6500 precision

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  • MoTown
    May 8, 2012
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      I have no experience with 64-bit systems, but I suggest that you obtain a .iso of your favorite Linux distro. Let your PC boot to the DVD and run in Live mode to determine if your hardware is compatible.


      --- In linux-dell-laptops@yahoogroups.com, Walter Cazzola <cazzola@...> wrote:
      >
      > Dear Linuxers,
      > I hope there is still someone here and not only the spammers.
      >
      > I've just bought a new dell m6500 prevision with i7 quad core and nvidia
      > Fx3800M and I'd like to install linux on this monster.
      >
      > The processor is a truly 64 bit and mounting 8Gb of RAM let me think to
      > install a 64bit linux. I don't have any experience with 64bit linux and
      > I'm quite worried about the compatibility with drivers and nonstandard
      > applications that normally are distributed just as 32 bit.
      >
      > Which is your experience with 64bit linux? Could you install (and use)
      > 32bit SW on a 64bit operating system?
      >
      > I'm used to install Mandriva on my machine but lately I found it quite
      > deluding and I would like to give a try to fedora or debian (I don't
      > like ubuntu) which is your experience with this distributions? any of
      > you installed them on a m6500 precision? any suggestion/experience is
      > appreciated especially regarding the hardware compatibility issues.
      >
      > Thanks in advance for the help.
      >
      > Walter
      >
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