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Old 01-15-2009, 06:16 PM   #1
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ubuntu 32 bit vs 64 bit ?

Is there a gread difference between the 2
because I always use 32 bit OSes and never tried 64 bit ever
I use ubuntu for the home use only

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3:00 ghz intel core2due
3G of ram
nvidia 6200 LE
Old 01-15-2009, 06:33 PM   #2
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Generally, you only need to use 64-bit OS's if you're going to be doing something that utilizes more than 4GB of RAM (like heavy duty video editing, etc) because that's the limit of 32-bit OS's. I think 64-bit distros are getting good enough that there's not as many application problems, but it used to be a royal PITA to get flash, video, etc working in 64-bit.

I have a 64-bit machine that runs 32-bit Debian. I may be missing out on some performance, but at the time 32-bit was a little more stable. And since Debian upgrades so well from one version to the next, I'm not sure when I'll take the plunge and reinstall as 64-bit (maybe not until I build a new box 4 or 5 years from now)...


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