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July 26th, 2006, 12:21 PM

25 July 2006
Debian to run on AMD64

By Jeremy Kirk, IDG News Service

The next release of the Debian Project's Linux distribution will run on AMD's AMD64 processors for the first time, according to the organisation's Web site.

The GNU/Linux 4.0 operating system, also known as "Etch," is planned for release in December, the group said. It will also have new security features, including encryption and digital signatures to ensure that downloaded packages are validated, Debian said.

The AMD64 platform includes AMD's Opteron server processor, Athlon 64 desktop and notebook processor, and Turion 64 notebook processor. GNU/Linux 4.0 will support 11 chip architectures altogether, the group said.

The new release will use the Linux 2.6.17 version as the default kernel and for the installer, although a later version may be picked after a review in October. It will use the GNU Compiler Collection 4.1 as default compiler.

Debian will host several "bug quashing" parties in Europe to work out problems with the new release.
Does it mean that we will have better AMD64 support on Ubuntu?

July 26th, 2006, 12:40 PM
I hope it does because 64 support isn't the best for ubuntu hopefully they'll make a 64 bit flash player

July 26th, 2006, 01:25 PM
I don't think this will change things. The annuncement is on the stable realease and ubuntu is based on the unstable release which already which already support amd64