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Old 12-31-2005, 07:14 AM   #1
SirJinX
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Linux 64 or no?


If I have a Sempron 64 cpu,
Should I or not install a distro that supports 64 bit?

In terms of newbiness, is there any difference between the 2 versions? or does it depend on the distros?


Lets say I wanted to install firefox, can I use the same file to install on both a linux and a linux64? Or would I have to make some slight modifications for the linux64 version?
 
Old 12-31-2005, 07:29 AM   #2
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well it is as simple as that

though u can install 32 bit distro but it will not be tuned for best performance on a 64 bit

so u ned to use the 64 bit distro

and you won't find any difference in means of operating in a 32 bit and a 64 bit other than performance

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Old 12-31-2005, 07:30 AM   #3
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I think most 64-bit distros also run 32-bit apps.

Apps like Firefox do not have 64-bit versions, so they will install the same regardless.

In many cases, you will not gain anything by having the 64-bit system, but I don't think you will lose either....
 
Old 12-31-2005, 08:14 AM   #4
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ok thanks,
I'll just go and install the 64.

Going to try and stay one step ahead
 
Old 12-31-2005, 08:42 AM   #5
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ok thanks,
I'll just go and install the 64.

Going to try and stay one step ahead
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