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Kubuntu 6.06 on Athlon 64

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I recently had a chance to install the latest Kubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake) on a desktop computer with a 64-bit Athlon processor. In the article I’ll try to cover the issues I had with this configuration as well as the reasons I have chosen Kubuntu to do the job.

First of all: why Athlon 64?

I had to buy a new computer for home use. Well, I didn’t really have to, but the previous one was a 5-year old Athlon 1.2Mhz with a lot of stability issues (random hangups, kernel panics, etc) and I had no time to analyze them thoroughly. I wanted a new powerful machine for a reasonable price (wishful thinking, huh?). Athlons are usually cheaper than Intels and AMD has better experience in providing 64-bit solutions.

Secondly, why a 64-bit Kubuntu?

It’s certainly possible to install a 32-bit version of OS on a 64-bit capable computer. Even more - it’s much easier, since 32-bits are widely supported in terms of hardware and commercial apps. 64-bit applications are coming, but there’s still lots of white spaces. Choosing a 64-bit operating system equals asking for problems.

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