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Pavilion, SUSE Make for Great Portable 64-Bit Computing - page 6

Why Put a Year-Old Distro on a Brand New 64-bit Notebook?

  • May 12, 2005
  • By Rob Reilly

The 64-bit wave is starting to pick up steam and my successful adventure into the SUSE 9.2 64-bit Linux world, proves the point. It's a neat time in history, because truly powerful 64-bit notebooks are just coming onto the market. And, there's no point in waiting for Windows 64-bit, when you can have it right now, with Linux. The train is leaving the station and you don't want to be left behind.

Of course, there's no sense in leaving well enough alone. What fun would that be?

The latest 9.3 version is sitting right here on my desk, patiently waiting to be loaded on my new notebook's disk. Rest assured, you'll soon see a review of SUSE Linux 9.3 Pro 64-bit version on this machine.

Note to CIOs and business owners: the Linux on the desktop debate is now officially irrelevant. It's here now.

Rob Reilly is a consultant, writer, and commentator who advises clients on business & technology projects. His Linux, personal branding, and public speaking skills-related articles regularly appear in various high-end Linux and business media outlets. Send him a note or visit his Web site at http://home.earthlink.net/~robreilly.

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