Hallo, Roland. Now, then...
Well, you've landed on the correct page. That's a good start. This ibiblio page contains every release since the beginning of the Tahrpup series, 2 1/2 yrs ago. For 64-bit, you will want......the 4th entry up from the bottom of the list, tahr64-6.0.5.iso. This is the most recent upgrade of the 64-bit version of Tahrpup.
I know what's niggling you, actually; it's the 'amd64' bit you keep seeing on a lot of Linux software, right? That's perfectly OK; it's not what you think it is! It's merely an historical 'nod' to the processor that kicked off the 64-bit home-user revolution, and was successful into the bargain.....the phenomenally popular AMD Athlon 64. I run an X2 dual-core version myself; even now, it's still more grunt than Pup really needs. Pup flies on this old Compaq tower of mine..!
(We don't really consider the 64-bit Intel 'Itanium' processors.....that was a massive misjudgement on Intel's part at that time. Even they admitted as such later on; they were already trying to kill off the x86 architecture, and hadn't fully realised just how entrenched it had become with developers, coders, programmers, and the like.)
'Amd64' software is exactly the same as 'x86_64' software; it will still run perfectly OK on an Intel 64-bit processor. No worries on that score.
The accepted way to try Pup out is to download the indicated ISO file, burn that ISO file to a blank CD (it's all you need with Pup being so small), then boot from the LiveCD, try 'er out, and see what you think. If you want to keep Pup around to experiment with, you can put 'er on a USB stick, and continue to play with it from there!
We more or less insist that newcomers who want to get the best Puppy 'experience' use the following small app from Terabyte Unlimited; BurnCDCC.
It's very single-minded, this app; it does one thing, and one thing only. It burns an ISO file to a blank CD/DVD. That's all it does. (Very little chance of making a mistake, that way..! Minimal options, y'see.) Download, unzip anywhere you like, and run the enclosed .exe file. But do make sure you set the write speed as low as possible; no higher than 2x or 4x, tops.
Most Windows burner apps seem to insist on changing all file names/titles into upper case. Not their fault; that's the way they're set-up to work with the Windows APIs. Linux doesn't recognise upper case file names. Let me re-phrase that; it'll recognise upper-case, of course it will.....but almost all Linux system filenames, etc, are written in lower case.....and are 'case-sensitive'. Very much so. If only a few characters are wrong, it'll not work. Period.
You don't unzip the ISO file. That's a no-no. You burn it, as is. The burner software I've mentioned for you will unpack the ISO file correctly as it burns it.....that's the way ISO-burning works under Linux.
Let us know how you get on with it, please.
Edited by Mike_Walsh, 06 March 2017 - 07:41 PM.
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