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Old 09-25-2005, 09:24 AM   #1
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Question 64 bit support on feodora?

i am using feodora core 3 rite now. i am going to get the hp livestrong l2000 laptop w/ amd turion64. i am wondering if i should get x86_64 version of feodora. i hav no idea about 64-bit anything. what is differnt about the x86_64 version. will you be able to run non-64-bit apps at all? i would just like some information about this.
Old 09-25-2005, 01:09 PM   #2
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in my linux crash course, (ending my first week), i can tell you with certainty that the 32bit version runs excellent on my amd64.

i would also like to know the pro's/con's of running the 64bit version. are there any speed differences? i had the 64bit version installed for about 3 hours and did not notice any obvious difference. it looked and felt identical to me.
Old 09-25-2005, 02:11 PM   #3
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Re: 64 bit support on feodora?

Originally posted by baldy1324
will you be able to run non-64-bit apps at all?
Yes, x86_64 (unlike IA64) is an extension of x86 and so is compatible with 32-bit x86 (and even 16-bit) apps. but you may have to install it manually because I don't know if you can get Yum to install and update 32-bit apps for you. There are certain proprietary software, like Java plugin and Flash, that are only released for 32-bit; and so commonly people on 64-bit run a 32-bit browser, etc.
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I use both 32 bit and 64 bit distros. Everything works and works better in the 32 bit so I rarely bother with the 64 bit. I believe 64 bit boots up faster. No Opera browser 64 bit which really turns me off.


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