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Old 02-24-2006, 01:43 PM   #1
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FreeBSD - 64 or 32bit

i am wanting to start working with freebsd

i have an amd64 in the machine

what would be easier to run. 32 or 64
i have heard at least with linux, some apps you need to re-compile to 32bit to get to work.

Old 02-24-2006, 02:20 PM   #2
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i believe you should go for 64 bit - the freebsd ports system usually compiles new software when you download it anyway...
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I would use 64 get the most out of your system.
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I agree.
Take advantage of that processor of yours. Given the massive amounts of time the FreeBSD team takes for testing I don't think there should be any stability issues with the 64-bit version.


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