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JFekete9076
February 16th, 2011, 09:54 PM
I've noticed that the forum for X86_64 users was closed.
Despite this, I am wondering if I can use the 64-bit version of Ubuntu as smoothly as I use 32-bit version. If no, what are the issues have to be considered?

sanderj
February 16th, 2011, 10:29 PM
64-bit is smooth.

ubuntu27
February 16th, 2011, 10:32 PM
I use Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and Fedora, ALL 64-bit.

The days of 64-bit troubles in Linux are all gone ):P


Try it out.

JFekete9076
February 16th, 2011, 10:36 PM
Thank you for the information.

quadproc
February 16th, 2011, 10:37 PM
Despite this, I am wondering if I can use the 64-bit version of Ubuntu as smoothly as I use 32-bit version.

I have been running the 64 bit version for a couple of years. At first, there were a lot of problems related to third party software not working correctly in 64 bit systems but most of these problems are now resolved.

I presently only know of one such problem: the LaCie 4L-gui program for writing LightScribe CDs is still aimed at 32 bit systems. I found some discussion on this subject by Googling and eventually I decided to use "force architecture" - that worked and did not seem to have any adverse effects. However, "force architecture" is a dangerous thing and should not be used unless you are willing to suffer a major system trashing.

Overall, I would rate the 64 bit system as smooth.

quadproc

JFekete9076
February 17th, 2011, 11:38 AM
I know that this is a Linux forum.

Despite this, does anybody have experiences about other 64-bit operating systems?

Grenage
February 17th, 2011, 11:39 AM
Only Vista and 7; both good x64 OSs.

mr_luksom
February 17th, 2011, 11:40 AM
I run an 64 bit ubuntu machine, for 99% of things you will ever do it is perfect.

I did have a couple of issues with propriety wireless nic drivers, and some programs (zsnes).

mr_luksom
February 17th, 2011, 11:44 AM
I know that this is a Linux forum.

Despite this, does anybody have experiences about other 64-bit operating systems?
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We use Windblows 7 64 bit at work, I find it quite unstable with our CAD applications. Average 2 or 3 application crashes a day.

JFekete9076
March 4th, 2011, 09:01 PM
Another question:
When will the users be forced to use the 64-bit version of operating systems?

Edit: Can I also run 32-bit guests in Virtualbox on 64-bit Ubuntu as host?