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View Poll Results: Which Linux Architecture Do You Use?
Alpha 0 0%
ARM 62 15.46%
MIPS 3 0.75%
Power 0 0%
PowerPC 9 2.24%
SPARC 3 0.75%
x86_32 180 44.89%
x86_64 315 78.55%
Other 8 2.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 401. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-28-2013, 11:35 AM   #1
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Which Linux Architecture Do You Use?


The last two semi-official LQ polls have over 600 and 300 votes, respectively. As mentioned in this thread, we plan to make these polls a regular occurrence at LQ. Next up, which is your preferred Linux Architecture?

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Old 08-28-2013, 11:53 AM   #2
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Been using 64-bit for a number of years now and doing just fine with it... no reason that I can see to downgrade.
 
Old 08-28-2013, 12:26 PM   #3
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The poll is multiple choice, but I currently only use x86_64, and don't plan on using anything else any time soon.
 
Old 08-28-2013, 12:31 PM   #4
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The poll is multiple choice, but I currently only use x86_64, and don't plan on using anything else any time soon.
While you can select more than one entry, there is no requirement that you do so.

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Old 08-28-2013, 12:40 PM   #5
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i selected x86-64... does android count. if so i should've selected arm as well.
 
Old 08-28-2013, 01:04 PM   #6
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From the current results,.. i would guess that there are a majority of ServerAdmins @_64, and Pi/Android @ARM users.
 
Old 08-28-2013, 01:20 PM   #7
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x86_64 on desktop, x86_32 on laptop and netbook, ARM on Raspberry Pis.
 
Old 08-28-2013, 01:28 PM   #8
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I got rid of my last use of x86-32 Linux just in time for clicking just one architecture in this poll.

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If at first you don't succeed, read the instructions.
Too impatient! I will stick with the more traditional:

When all else fails, read the instructions.
 
Old 08-28-2013, 03:10 PM   #9
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x86_64 on all of my main Linux machines (desktops, servers, laptops, etc). ARM for embedded devices (Gumstix, CuBox, etc)
 
Old 08-28-2013, 03:47 PM   #10
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Desktop + 2 laptops = 64
Netbook = 32
Raspberry Pi = Arm
 
Old 08-28-2013, 06:32 PM   #11
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My vote is ARM for the android device and x86_32 for my distros.
 
Old 08-30-2013, 10:42 PM   #12
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i also run a Raspberry Pi, i believe the chipset is ARM for the RPi, and an Android phone. So thats two extra votes for ARM in addition to my 86_64 for server and workstations.

1 Server 86_64
3 laptops 86_64
1 notebook i686
1 RPi ARM
1 Android ARM
*maybe* 1 workstation 86_64, currently running win7 for specific applications not supported in Wine.
2 iMacs OSx 86_64 (BSD kernel)
1 MacBook OSx 86_64 (BSD kernel)
1 ea iPhone, iPod, iPad all BSD kernel running ARM chips.

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Old 08-31-2013, 01:20 PM   #13
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Main desktop, secondary desktops, & work laptop --> x86_64
home laptop & 2 dedicated servers --> x86_32
HTC One Android smartphone --> ARM
 
Old 08-31-2013, 01:58 PM   #14
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I have 6 systems in my home four of which are 64 and two are 32 bit.

I still tend to run 32 bit versions of distros simply for the stability and compatibility they still have over their 64 bit versions. I do run several 64 bit distros for testing and haven't seen much of a performance increase when compared to their 32 bit versions, additionally in many distros recompiling the software in the repos to 64 bit is lagging behind, so while most of the software the devs feel is most important has been ported over, some you feel is crucial may not be, and may not be anytime soon.

I'm sure in a year or two I'll switch over but at the moment it seems the benefit of the 64 bit versions are generally outweighed by the drawbacks.
 
Old 08-31-2013, 02:54 PM   #15
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I voted "x86_64", but I might not be eligible to vote, since I only downloaded and tried it today (Mint Linux 15, and it worked no problem, I downloaded the .ISO file, used a Windows program called "Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.4.0.exe" to transfer it to an SD card, and by changing the Boot Order in the BIOS of my laptop, managed to boot straight away into the Linux installation on the card.

I'm new to Linux, so I can't really judge Mint Linux, but for a total beginner it boots flawlessly, and doesn't ask any (seemingly cryptic) technical questions before it gets to the desktop.

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