AMD64 Desktop Support
Cor van Wandelen
wanderingidea at casema.nl
Wed Jun 21 01:08:37 UTC 2006
On Mon, 19 Jun 2006 22:35:15 -0700
Michael Collette <Metrol at Metrol.net> wrote:
> Bit of a dilemma here with my primary desktop machine suddenly up and
> dieing on me. I'm now in the market to slap together a new PC
> I've started with looking at picking up an AMD64 based system. After
> Googling around for a while I still have some concerns I haven't been
> able to address. Probably just not looking the right places.
> Mostly I'm worried about some of the proprietary stuff like Flash,
> Acrobat, nVidia Drivers, Java, and the like not working.
> Is anyone out there actively using the AMD64 processor as a desktop
> machine? Are any of these 32-bit apps going to prove to be a show
> stopper for me?
> The alternative appears to be the P4 with all the motherboards I've
> seen using audio devices that aren't supported. Still, I'd rather
> buy an old sound card and have all the software at least functional.
> Any advice out there?
I tried the AMD64 version some time ago.
Unfortunately I have to use Win'XP sometimes and an ext2 filesystem with
the right Windows driver enables me to share files between XP and
For me 'Problem Report amd64/69704 : ext2/ext3 unstable in amd64' was
the reason to switch back to the 32 bits version of FreeBSD again as it
locked up every time I wrote or read a ext2 filesystem.
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