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Old 02-10-2005, 07:31 PM   #1
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should i go 64

Should I use fedora core 64. I have an amd anthlon 64 3000+?

Im still fairly new at linux but since its there should i use it.
Old 02-13-2005, 03:21 AM   #2
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since you have the hardware..........YES!
Old 02-13-2005, 04:48 AM   #3
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Yeh go for it, it was the first thing i put on my 64 chip, now i'm back to gentoo - but 64 bit.
Old 02-13-2005, 07:41 AM   #4
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is there a noticable difference between 64 and 32?
Old 02-13-2005, 08:43 AM   #5
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id say so with gentoo, I can do a few timings if you like as i have both 32 and 64 editions installed. Folding runs faster thats for sure and loading times seem shorter, compile times defiantly. Its not a huge improvement but I'd say it is noticeable.
Old 02-19-2005, 05:03 PM   #6
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Proceed with caution

I've been running Fedora Core 3 for i86_64 for three or four weeks now.

My experience is generally good, but I've had to make some compromises and I've had one nagging problem.

As far as I can tell, the latest versions of Java are not well supported for i86_64 yet. So I'm running 1.4.2, which is available from JPackage and seems to me to be well supported.

Also, the vendors of the most important browser plugins haven't yet ported them to i86_64. So my understanding (and my experience, in fact) is that if you run the 64-bit version of firefox you will not be able to install the Macromedia Flash Plugin. You can decide for yourself whether that is a bad thing.

Finally, I've experienced occasional complete freeze-ups of my system (say once every couple days or so). I don't know that this isn't a flakey motherboard (which I also migrated to at the same time) or some such.

All this said, I hope more and more people will move over to i86_64, since that will encourage more support for it. And my experience is that it is NOTICABLY faster, starting apps, running apps, etc.

Best of luck,


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