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Re: [K12OSN] Are You Ready for a 64-Bit PC?



On Mon, 2003-07-28 at 23:40, Jason Straw wrote:
> Mr Anderson Wrote:
> <snip>
> Linux aleady supports both AMD and Intel 64-bit chips and I would
> imagine that it would not be difficult to port the LTSP package over to
> 64-bits.  Linux could be in the uniquie position of being able to have
> diskless low-end computers with minimal RAM or thin client terminal be
> able to run the latest 64-bit software via a Linux terminal server!  And
> because this software is open source there is no need to wait for a
> large software vendor like Microsoft to “get around” to creating the
> necessary software.  A small group of commited programmers who see the
> need can modify and create code as needed, without having  a project
> manager to wait for upper management's approval
>  to  get her team working on the software.
> </snip>
> 
> Guess what! this should be more then easy in ltsp 4, which will be built
> from sources, rather then binaries.  it's just a matter of cross
> compiling everything for the 64 bit environment. also, for AMD's
> Opteron, anything that can't be cross compiled, can still run in
> 32bits... :)
> 
Just further proof of the power of the open source community!

-- 
Jim Anderson

"All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to
you." 
	-Gandalf the Grey





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