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Can Linux run with AMD processors?

Discussion in 'Computers & Technology Forum' started by Aki, Jan 8, 2003.

  1. Aki

    Aki New Member

    Nov 2, 2001
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    i am about to purchase a pc and in choosing a processor, i would rather have AMD than pentium for its low price. that is, with the same price, the AMD processor one can buy will expectedly perform better than its pentium counterpart, in terms of speed.

    however, i am thinking about using the Linux OS rather than Windows, as i read that that OS and the programs built for it will cost me much less (the truth is, i have not seen that OS yet!). i have read somewhere that Linux runs on pentium processors, but i'm not sure for AMDs. if Linux cannot be run with AMD, i would rather have pentium, even with its higher price.

    thus i ask, can the Linux OS run with a pc using the AMD processor?
  2. Don

    Don Well-Known Member
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    Oct 7, 2000
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    It can--but are you ready to try Linux? Linux is most definitely NOT Windows.

    Are you familiar with DOS? If you've got experience with DOS, then you should be able to make the transition to Linux.

    But if you're not familiar with DOS, or worse, aren't sure what DOS is, you need to give Linux a second thought.
  3. blush

    blush New Member

    Nov 16, 2002
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    Yes, Linux will run on AMD. If you're just starting out with Linux, most people would recommend using either the Redhat or Mandrake distributions.