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Old 01-17-2011, 06:40 PM   #16
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I would bet the ones that do not have a 64 bit version are pretty obscure.
Or closed source. Such as GoogleEarth.

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Virtually anything you can compile, can be compiled 64 bit.
Until someone went to the effort to correct the portability bugs, almost any complicated application coded and debugged first for 32 bit x86 had portability bugs when compiled for 64 bit.

For most open source, x86_64 wasn't the first 64 bit architecture tried and lots of portability bugs were fixed before x86_64 was even tried. Even so, lots of such bugs were found and fixed as x86_64 Linux became popular.

Most open source works compiled for x86_64 because all that effort occurred years ago, not because simply recompiling typically worked.

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I'll bet that there are more 32 bit apps then 64bit for Gnu/Linux.
That seems pretty obvious as long as you just said "more" rather than "significantly more". Assuming most apps are available both 32 bit and 64 bit, your claim just means the small number that are available only for 32 is larger than the number available only for 64.

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Old 01-17-2011, 07:02 PM   #17
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Looks like (have not tried) there is a 64bit version of google earth:

But I am sure there are other examples out there.
 
Old 01-17-2011, 07:28 PM   #18
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Hi,

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That seems pretty obvious as long as you just said "more" rather than "significantly more". Assuming most apps are available both 32 bit and 64 bit, your claim just means the small number that are available only for 32 is larger than the number available only for 64.
I still feel there will be a need for 32 bit for long time. Look at it in a world since, not everyone will have the newest & greatest hardware. Some people are still working with decade old equipment or older.

Not everyone can move to 64 bit.
 
Old 01-17-2011, 07:28 PM   #19
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While that MAY be true, I would bet the ones that do not have a 64 bit version are pretty obscure. Virtually anything you can compile, can be compiled 64 bit.

LOL I was going to say that but you beat me to it. So I just going to say "I agree"
 
  


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