SuSE Linux Question

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I looking at installing SuSE on a Compaq Presario 1200 with a Celeron Processor, however when i look to buy the cd off http://www.cheapiso.com they have a choice of i586 and x86-64, can some one tell me the differance between the two and tell me which one I need. I think the x86-64 one is the AMD architecture, but x86 by itself is totaly different so i want to make sure. Oh and one last question, the i586 on the CheapISO is an 'evaluation' version, does that matter?

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do you know the series number of your laptop?
x86_64 is the 64-bit version of the distro. it is not AMD specific.
i586 works on all cpu architectures (that are newer than really old, lol)
the only evaluation versions i'm seeing on that page is v10.0 and 9.3 pro, but 10.1 is the newest version and its available on that page so why wouldn't you get that? but to answer your question, no - it being an evaluation version doesn't matter. theres nothing that expires or runs out.
i'd say you want the i586
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its a compaq presario 1200 xl505, its older, but not really old. probably like 2000-2001, but you pretty much answered my question. Thanks
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i ended up geting the newest one, i was just basically wondering what evalution meant, thanks for the help.
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thats what i would have done.
especially considering thats the one i currently have installed myself ;) lol
but for meanings of words like evaluation i tend to prefer http://www.dictionary.com lol

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