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 Post subject: processor types likely compatible with Linux
 Post Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:07 pm 
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For a laptop to be bought, which processors are going to be okay with major Linux distros and which should I avoid because instruction sets are too short or too different? or can I assume that anything that ships with Windows 8.1 or 8 or earlier will be okay for Linux? Distros vary but, for example, Fedora is vague about which is okay. I don't care if performance is slower, since mainly what I do is word-processing and hopefully I'll do FTP. If creating graphics is slower, I don't do it often enough to care. But I want the laptop to work with Linux even though specs are vague. Atom? Celeron? AMD? Etc etc etc. Thanks for guidance or a link to guidance.


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 Post subject: Re: processor types likely compatible with Linux
 Post Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:48 pm 
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It should work with any Intel/AMD x86 processor, especially those that also support x86-64 instructions. This pretty much means just about all currently manufactured x86 processors. Compatibility isn't really an issue, instead choose the processor based on cost vs. performance. Scott.


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