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  • phoronix
    started a topic Ubuntu's SPARC & IA64 Ports Have Been Killed

    Ubuntu's SPARC & IA64 Ports Have Been Killed

    Phoronix: Ubuntu's SPARC & IA64 Ports Have Been Killed

    A few months back we reported that the IA64 and SPARC versions of Ubuntu were in trouble and would be decommissioned if no individual(s) were to step-up and maintain these ports of Ubuntu Linux for these architectures that are much less popular and common than x86 and x86_64 hardware. Well, there still is no one backing the Intel IA64 and Sun SPARC versions of Ubuntu Linux so they are being dropped completely...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODUxNw

  • kazetsukai
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    Originally posted by locovaca View Post
    The 330 is a Diamondville core and is 2 years old. They don't get much older than that.
    http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=36331

    A boatload of earlier netbooks had the N270 without 64bit support. If I recall correctly, VIA had their 64bit chip to market faster than Intel's 64bit Atom (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VIA_Nano).

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  • LightningCrash
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    Originally posted by locovaca View Post
    Sure they can. My Atom 330 server runs 10.04 x64 just fine.
    qed netbooks

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  • locovaca
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    Originally posted by kazetsukai View Post
    Like he said, older Atom processors.
    The 330 is a Diamondville core and is 2 years old. They don't get much older than that.

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  • kazetsukai
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    Originally posted by locovaca View Post
    Sure they can. My Atom 330 server runs 10.04 x64 just fine.
    Like he said, older Atom processors.

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  • locovaca
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    Originally posted by LightningCrash View Post
    older Atom's can't run 64-bit either.
    Sure they can. My Atom 330 server runs 10.04 x64 just fine.

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  • LightningCrash
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    older Atom's can't run 64-bit either.

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  • kazetsukai
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    I've found that 64bit provides an overall better desktop experience than 32bit.

    If the only reason is flash being 32bit, they should take the message down. One proprietary app that is fading away with the advent of HTML5/SVG != justification to spook people away from a hardware platform that has proven itself since 2005.

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  • LightningCrash
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    Originally posted by xenogia View Post
    Even if you have 8gig of RAM?
    For regular desktop users, yes.


    There are exceptions, but most of those people already know they will benefit from 64-bit.
    ie heavy MySQL users, coders who compile all the time, etc.

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  • xenogia
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    Originally posted by LightningCrash View Post
    When a $300 Walmart desktop comes with >32 CPUs or 6GB+ of RAM, I will change my recommendation. For now I just tell people to do 32-bit PAE.
    Cling until the bitter end!
    Even if you have 8gig of RAM?

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