"This is the second installment of the 'Linux on the Opteron,
are we ready?' article. Basically, it is a 'where are we now?'
article, noting that what once did work now does not, and others
that did not work now do.
"The first article was published on OSNews almost three months
ago. Since that time not too much has happened publicly in regards
to the amd64 Linux situation, but a lot of people mailed to tell me
that I should have checked out SuSE or the new Mandrake which was
'about to be released' at that time. Also since that time I have
upgraded the RAM and acquired a larger hard disk for the machine. I
will give a brief rundown of the system as it stands now, what I
tried to install on it, and what works..."
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