64 bit

Yet another Linux success story; From the article: The Philippine government’s official weather service, PAGASA, has replaced its SGI supercomputer with a clustered Debian Linux system that can process information vital to protection against typhoons, floods, droughts, tsunamis and other wild weather conditions at a fraction of the cost. The cluster includes eight PCs running […]

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From my mail bag: Where can I get free interactive access to HP-UX or Linux distro or UNIX shell access? You can simply grab and try out any Linux / BSD / Solaris Live CD. However, some time you cannot install and use particular UNIX like os. So, if you want to try the latest […]

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Ubuntu Linux Gutsy Gibbon 7.10 has been released and available for download. The desktop CD allows you to try Ubuntu without changing your computer at all, and at your option to install it permanently later. Ubuntu 7.10 Adds Enhanced User Interface, Integrated Desktop search, Plug and Play Printing. Canonical Ltd. today announced the upcoming availability […]

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I have received many queries regarding how to configure and install Lighttpd web server under Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4.0. Mark asks: RHEL 64 bit v4.0 does not support PHP as FastCGI. Lighttpd is not available from RHN (up2date command). How do I configure and install lighttpd with FastCGI? Ok let me answer these […]

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Update: Many issues mentioned in linked articles are no longer true. This post was originally written way back in 2006. Nathan Willis has some good information on this topic. From the article: So you just bought and assembled a brand-new AMD64 workstation. The only decision that remains is whether to install a 64-bit Linux distribution, […]

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It happens many times. Often new Linux system administrators and user(s) get confused. They are not able to determine if Linux system can run a 64 bit kernel version (and application) or not. There is simple way to find out: (a) Ask your hardware vendor (b) Find out yourself by reading manuals (c) Or run […]

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