Guys, I’m being a total geek tonight. Just discovered that my latest workstation is 64–bit capable !
I actually have a bi-processor machine, running 2* Xeon CPUs 3,2 Ghz at 800Mhz with 2MB in L2 Cache, hyperthreading capable, and 64–bit capable (Intel 64T). They are not Multiple core capable (whatever that means, I’m reading off the BIOS screen).
Since my computer has been freezing every now and then after a power fault, I ran a complete hardware diagnostics test (veeeerrry long), no problem there. So my guess is that Windows got corrupted somehow. So I’m reinstalling ! But hey, my boot disk is a 60 GB SCSI 10,000 rpm disk. So what if I split that between my nice OOOOOLD 32–bit WindowsXP OS, and a nice linux ?
So my question to the world is: what 64–bit enabled linux distro should I install after I finish reinstalling Windows ? I’m leaving free a 20GB partition on my boot disk.
In the meantime, I’m watching old episodes of diggnation while I install windoze and while you type your answers! Thanks.