x86_64 packages vs non-64 packages
I'm new to Linux, trying the full-conversion tactic...
I have erased my hard drive of Windows and dove head first into Suse 10.
I'm trying to get the hang of installing new applications...
RPMs are generally simple, compiling from source is often not so easy.
I have a 64bit processor, so I've been trying to get packages labelled 64...
If one isn't 64, and I compile it myself, will it be optimized for my 64bit processor?
If I were to compile my own 64 version, as opposed to running a normal x86 version, would I see any real difference?