Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on April 12, 2005 05:54 PM
I have been running 64 bit linux on my Alpha at home since 1998. I have tried RedHat, Mandrake and most recently Gentoo. Back when I used it as a desktop machine life was sometimes a little difficult, but with perseverence I managed tasks like web browsing and sound editing. These days it runs as a server and life is much easier. Functioning applications include:
- courier IMAP server
- ntpd Life can still be a bit tricky. Currently, I can read from but not write to samba and getting the mythtv backend to work is proving a challenge. In summary, I would suggest that making Linux work on these 'johny come lately' 64 bit platforms from Intel and AMD has been made a lot easier because of folks who have spent the last decade getting it to work on other 64 bit platforms.