AMD64 Desktop Support

Michael Collette Metrol at
Wed Jun 21 00:42:21 UTC 2006

Andy Reitz wrote:
> In 64-bit mode, that does appear to be the case. However, it sounds like
> you could purchase an AMD64-based processor, and have everythign work fine
> in 32-bit mode. Then later down the road, as the software evolves, you
> could upgrade FreeBSD to be 64-bit and be set.
> Just a thought,

I was thinking along those lines as well, but then the money starts to 
kick in.  The dual core Pentium is a much lower price than the dual 
AMD64.  By the time the software is truly ready to go 64-bit, I think 
I'd be better off buying a system at that point.

Maybe they'll be selling quads by then :)

Later on,
"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is."
- Yogi Berra

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