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Gentoo on AMD64

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Why do people use AMD64?
One word: speed. People like it and linux applications can often give you more of it when they are given 64-bit memory access - more even when, as usual in gentoo amd64, they are optimized for the specific processor you are running. Since the amd64 processor can run 32bit x86 code, there are also workarounds that allow you to run all the applications above on amd64 linux, although sometimes with minor tradeoffs. In the setup described below, I can run firefox flash.site.com and flash.site.com comes up in a x86 flash-capable firefox. This article is ment to explain how I did it.
 read more | mail this link | score:5731 | -Ray, January 31, 2006
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