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Old 10-06-2006, 11:03 AM   #1
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LXer: Desktop FreeBSD: 64-bit Future


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Consumer grade machines with 64-bit processors have been around for the past three years. At first it meant nothing, since the ones you could buy off the shelf came with 32-bit Windows XP. However, that's still the case, as 64-bit Windows drivers have lagged for most consumer hardware. Not so in the Open Source world, where the greatest source of complaints -- poor or missing drivers for some hardware -- is its greatest strength in the 64-bit arena.

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Old 10-06-2006, 11:14 AM   #2
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Glad to see this. The argument over whether 64-bit hardware is worth buying is about to become a non-issue. With OpenOffice and Flash (gnash) now available for my 64-bit Debian system, the day is fast approaching that I'll be removing the 32-bit system completely.
 
  


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