i have a SuSE 9 32-bit PDC running nicely
it serves up gallery2 via XAMMP and acts as a fileserver to the LAN (mixed XP and linux clients.) i also use iFolders in some cases
i have an AMD 64-bit machine coming free and i want to upgrade the server to 64 bit SuSE 10.1
now this may sound like a super lame question .......
if i install the 64-bit SuSE (to get a boost in fileserver performance), does that mean that any of the other 3rd party apps i want to use (say gallery or XAMMP or iFolders or whatever) need
to be 64 bit too ?
or can i install 32-bit apps on a 64-bit server and 'just' get 32-bit performance ?
i take it as read i can install an x86 distro on an AMD64 though - right ?
(in case you were wondering !!)