Setting up dual-booting on an Athlon64 machine

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by grandpascorpion, Sep 2, 2006.

  1. grandpascorpion

    grandpascorpion New Member


    Please forgive my newbie question. I'm new to the LINUX world.

    I'm purchasing an Athlon 64 X2 machine with Windows XP Media Center 2005 (32-bit) installed.

    I'd like to set it up to dual boot with 64-bit Linux Could anyone recommend how to do so and what flavor of Linux would be best? I'll be using Linux largely for doing numerical work.

    Thanks for your help,
  2. sjau

    sjau Local Meanie Moderator

    what do you mean by numerical work?
  3. grandpascorpion

    grandpascorpion New Member

    Factoring large numbers and that sort of thing, using the gmp library (for large-integer math).
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    This should be interesting for you:

    If you want to run a desktop, I'd recommend Ubuntu. If you want to use the system as a server, you should use Debian. Fedora's also not bad (for both purposes).
  5. grandpascorpion

    grandpascorpion New Member

    Thanks Falko, I'll check this out.

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