Linux and AMD

jimbojwjimbojw Penn State
edited June 2003 in Science & Tech
I'm in the process of deciding what my next computer will be like, and I'm deciding what kind of chip to put in. Money isn't really an issue.

I plan to put linux as the first operating system, then Windows XP (dual boot). My question is, does linux perform well on AMD chips? I know that linux was originally designed with Intel chips in mind.

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  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff
    edited June 2003
    It will work just fine. I run my server using Slackware and AMD.
  • jimbojwjimbojw Penn State
    edited June 2003
    Thanks that was helpful. My next question then is:

    Is it hard to get a board with dual AMD chips?
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI
    edited June 2003
    Not sure what you mean by hard....

    There are plenty of boards to choose from, MSI, Asus, and Tyan all make excellent dual AMD boards. Just make sure you buy Athon MPs instead of XPs..
  • AlphAAlphA Salt Lake City
    edited June 2003
    I currently run Slack 9 on a Tyan Tiger MP with dual Athlon 1.2s. It works really well. And the kit I'm using can be found pretty cheapish. But the latest and greatest stuff looks pretty good also.

    hmm
    /me checks bankaccount

    Drat, guess I'll have to wait a few more months.
  • -tk-tk Detroit, MI USA
    edited June 2003
    what distro you plan on running?
  • mmonninmmonnin Centreville, VA
    edited June 2003
    MSI KD7 Master L for dual AMDs. I hear its pretty good.
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