I have downloaded both ISO...
I'm seriously thinking to give 64bit a go.
I've already installed it on my test computer...the only closed source applications I use are Skype and (when I played) WoW (through wine).*
Apart generally developing C/C++, I'm developing a couple of GPGPU apps with OpenGL/GLSLang.
I have an nVidia card...how are the drivers?
Can someone report links to proper test showing that 64bits is better?
I don't doubt this, and quite frankly I'd be surprised if that wasn't true for math computations: usually gcc/g++ when compiled with -march=i686 (default when compiling in x86-64 mode) uses the sse2 registers to do floating point math, so the boost can be impressive ( http://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc/i3...002d64-Options see -mfpmath option).
Another issue I found was that the wma 9 wasn't playable with default codecs but one has to buy the closed source one. Is that true? ( http://blog.thesilentnumber.me/2009/...nstalling.html )
*Update I forgot I have bought World of Goo 32 bit. Will it work?
Last edited by Emanuele_Z; November 13th, 2009 at 11:34 PM. Reason: update
64 bit is always better. The support is there for linux too unlike using on windows. Mostly all apps have 64 bit counterparts on linux. Go 64 bit if you got the hardware. It also allows you to show over 3.5GB ram without issues unlike 32 bit. 64 Bit also has noticeable speed differences even on linux as fast as it is and you will notice the speed difference unless your blind! Go 64 bit!
Long Time Linux User 9+ Years - 6+ Years on Ubuntu
Ubuntu 12.04 64-Bit...
Ok, I'll go 64bit then...
One last question: if I compile in 32 bit mode, I guess I have to install 32 bit libraries as well (eg. gtkmm) ?
I'm still on 32bit in both Windows and Linux. I just haven't seen a compelling reason to switch yet.
I might make the jump when Lucid gets out the gate.