Ubuntu Linux 8.04 amd64 on Packard Bell imax 9000
The mainboard of my Shuttle ZEN XPC (ST62K) got broken recently, so I decided to look for a replacement. A big German chain of consumer electronics stores launched a campaign for just two days, I could not resist the temptation to buy a new computer 25% off. I purchased the Packard Bell imax X9000, running with a Q6600 (Quadcore) and GeForce 8600 GS.
The operating system installed does not meet my requirements, though it had to be purchased too. I downloaded the Ubuntu Linux 8.04 desktop amd64 iso, tried a first installation that failed. The next try with the alternate desktop iso was successful, Ubuntu was quickly installed. Until now I’m able to work with the 64bit version of Ubuntu 8.04 without any problems, using KILE 2.0 together with TeXlive2007 among other software.
From my perspective I can recommend the installation of the amd64 version of Ubuntu on a Q6600 system.