Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back > Forums > Other *NIX Forums > *BSD
User Name
*BSD This forum is for the discussion of all BSD variants.
FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, etc.


  Search this Thread
Old 02-24-2006, 01:43 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2006
Distribution: Fedora C4
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
FreeBSD - 64 or 32bit

i am wanting to start working with freebsd

i have an amd64 in the machine

what would be easier to run. 32 or 64
i have heard at least with linux, some apps you need to re-compile to 32bit to get to work.

Old 02-24-2006, 02:20 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: England
Distribution: Slackware 14.1
Posts: 1,469

Rep: Reputation: 46
i believe you should go for 64 bit - the freebsd ports system usually compiles new software when you download it anyway...
Old 02-26-2006, 02:38 PM   #3
Registered: Sep 2004
Distribution: FreeBSD5.4
Posts: 82

Rep: Reputation: 15
I would use 64 get the most out of your system.
Old 02-26-2006, 03:43 PM   #4
Registered: Jan 2006
Distribution: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2; Slackware Linux 10.2
Posts: 215

Rep: Reputation: 30
I agree.
Take advantage of that processor of yours. Given the massive amounts of time the FreeBSD team takes for testing I don't think there should be any stability issues with the 64-bit version.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
java1.4.2 [32bit] manoj142 Linux - Software 1 10-20-2005 09:21 AM
64bit or 32bit ginger.fish0 Ubuntu 3 09-01-2005 05:12 PM
32Bit or 64Bit? bchivers Mandriva 9 05-22-2005 12:28 PM
New computer 64 or 32bit? rokka Linux - Hardware 12 08-05-2004 06:20 AM
mandrake 10.0 32bit d1ny3 Mandriva 9 04-17-2004 08:18 AM > Forums > Other *NIX Forums > *BSD

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:54 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration