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Can I install athe above on a 64 bit machine [AMD 64 processor] trouble free. Or do I need to install a 64 bit OS [Suse 9.1 Pro]?
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From the mandrake site.

Mandrakelinux 10.0 Official for AMD64 combines the strengths of the 10.0 distribution with the latest technology of AMD Athlon™64 and AMD Opteron processors. 10.0 Official for AMD64 is based on the PowerPack 10.0 with significant performance enhancements in all of the applications. AMD64 technology provides more efficient memory access and doubles the number and the size of processor registers. Furthermore, Mandrakelinux 10.0 Official for AMD64 provides perfect compatibility with 32-bit applications.
This is the ultimate product for power users who demand the highest performance!
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Yep seen that lots of times BUT not what I asked. Thats the 'for AMD64' version. Will the normal Mandrake 10 version work OK? No guesses please.
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It doesnt look as if it will - it doesnt show up on the hardware compatiability list for mandrake 10.
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no got that myself...just wondered if there was a workround.
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Is there any particular  reason why it has to be the ordinary  mandrake 10 official? Because you can download mandrake 10 for amd64 free from  
http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/100amd64beta.php3
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Can u really. Didn't think you could. That's worth the points in itself. Oh btw yes it does. Tried it and it worked but points for last post. Thanks.
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