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April 30th, 2012, 07:07 PM
I have an Intel Sandybridge processor and 16GB memory on my desktop, and run a few serious DB applications on it, and several VirtualBox VMs.
I often wonder why Canonical recommend the 32bit version for desktop installations.
What should I be concerned about if I use the 64bit version on my desktop?
Thanks in advance.
April 30th, 2012, 07:13 PM
Moved to recurring discussions.
Why Ubuntu officially suggests 32bit (25% have 32bit systems)
It is presumed that those with 64bit systems will know and use the 64bit system. There also a very few special applications that have not been updated.
Note from 2008
Essentially says if you can use the 64bit kernel you should.
Ubuntu 32-bit, 32-bit PAE, 64-bit Kernel Benchmarks Dec 2009
April 30th, 2012, 07:14 PM
they dont if you have 64bit processor use the 64bit ISO
April 30th, 2012, 07:26 PM
OK Thanks - I guess it is just a more foolproof option for newbies who may not be sure what they have under the hood.
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