[Consortium] Publicity etc...

Daniel James daniel at mondodesigno.com
Fri Sep 17 08:23:57 EDT 2004

Hi Andrea,

> I don't know whether  Dynebolic already runs on  AMD64 boxes

From my limited experience I'd say most 32-bit binaries will run on 
x86_64 CPUs with a little tweak here and there. What's potentially 
more interesting is native 64-bit distributions, since unlike the 
proprietary system vendors, we have source code for all the software 
we use.

UserLinux is producing a native x86_64 version of Debian, so is Ubuntu 
I believe. The x86_64 version of SUSE 9.1 Professional is very slick, 
and there are variants of Fedora and Gentoo (but I haven't tried 
those). What no-one has done so far, to my knowledge, is produce an 
audio workstation distribution based on any of these. So we have the 
native 64-bit distros on the one hand, and the audio-specific distros 
on the other, but there's no crossover between the two yet. 



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