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Re: [gNewSense-users] AMD64 version of gNewSense?

From: Ringo Kamens
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] AMD64 version of gNewSense?
Date: Sat, 3 Mar 2007 10:26:42 -0700

I also agree. I just bought a AMD64 acer which is slower at 32-bit
mode than my laptop from 2004. I would appreciate a 64 bit version as
Ringo Kamens

On 3/2/07, Kevin Dean <address@hidden> wrote:
I've begun purchasing my next workstation piece-by-piece, and being a
dual socket Opteron system on a Tyan motherboard, I'm interested in
exactly the same thing, LinuxBIOS and AMD64 for gNewSense.

I know that we can use the 32 bit, but having a native 64 bit version
would be quite useful, I'm lending my support. :D


On 3/2/07, Dave Crossland <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've just purchased a new machine, with the Gigabyte GA M57SLI-S4
> motherboard that will soon support LinuxBIOS, for a truly 100% Free
> Software workstation. The FSF has just bought 2 of these motherboards
> also, and is helping the LinuxBIOS project.
> The board supports a dualcore AMD Athlon 64 X2 CPU, and so I'd like to
> create an AMD64 version of gNewSense.
> If I do this, will the gNewSense project support a amd64 repository so
> everyone else can benefit? :-)
> Machine Details
> ===========
> Motherboard - Gigabyte GA M57SLI-S4
> Memory - 1Gb (2x512MB) DDR2 667Mhz RAM (set up for Dual Channel Memory
> Processor – Dual Core AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 1MB SKT-AM2, cooled by a
> Scythe Mine Cooler (Rev B) quiet Heatsink which exhausts fan directly
> out the rear of the PC.
> Antec Midi Case – Solo. Silver/black frontage. Sides/Top/Bottom very
> high gloss, piano black finish.  This high quality case places
> emphasis on reducing noise emission. Fitted with 120mm controllable
> rear exhaust fan complemented with two 92mm front intake silent fans .
>  This coupled with the 120mm fan in the PSU ensures excellent
> cooling/thermal properties.  Case is heavy but that's to be expected
> of a quality case with sound dampening material.
> Hard Drive - Seagate HD Serial 250GB UDMA (SATA II) 300 7200RPM 16MB.
> Mounted on top of silicon grommets to reduce noise/vibration.  Option
> exists to mount the hard drive on 'suspenders', but in all honesty,
> the grommets work exceptionally well and provide a secure fixing for
> transportation etc. Jumpers set to 3GB transfer rate (this can be
> reduced back to the basic 1.5Gb if software limitations necessitate).
> Graphics Card – ASUS 256Mb (supporting 512Mb) Ati Radeon EAX550HM512;
> Dual VGA, DVI and TV-Out
> Power Supply -  Enermax Liberty  ELT500AWT 500W A/PFC using modular
> cabling system to reduce cabling and improve case airflow. Very quiet.
>  Consistent power output on all rails.
> Optical Drive 1 -  ASUS DVD/CD Rom Drive
> Optical Drive  2 – Sony/NEC DVDRW (DualLayer)/CD Writer, Cabling for
> IDE Drives via Silver Round Cables instead of Ribbon Cables to aid
> airflow. Front Audio, Firewire and USB Ports for simplified access.
> --
> Regards,
> Dave
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