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The 64-Bit Experience With Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

Aug 10, 2007, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Caitlyn Martin)

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"Over the past couple of weeks I've been able to borrow a friend's laptop: a Gateway w730-K8X (Athlon Mobile 4000+ processor, ATI X600 graphics, 1024 RAM). She has the 64-bit version of Ubuntu Feisty Fawn installed. I've installed and worked with 64-bit Linux on servers over the past couple of years, mainly running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, but this is my first chance to play with 64-bit Linux extensively on a laptop.

"First, the machine is wonderfully fast at everything I've tried to do with it. 64-bit Ubuntu does have some minor quirks. The most noticeable one is that sometimes sound works and sometimes it doesn't..."

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