Eventually, I downloaded 64-bit version of same library and it worked, but I guess there may be some problems running some exotic old software, or proprietary software that doesn't come with source. For example, I wonder if ports of old games (such as Unreal Tournament/Unreal Tournament 2004) still work on 64-bit Linuxes.Code:wrong elf class elfclass32
if you have any recent CPU, within the last 5 years, and if your current install isn't highly customized, then I would definitely install the 64bit version.
Hi everyone, thanks to all of you for the info. I have a 64bit CPU, and 8gb of ram that can be upgraded to 16gb. This is my new system that I built 3 weeks ago. I will leave it this way for now. Thanks Larry
I have recently switched to corei5 from amd turion.
I am confused in choosing the ubuntu version, i386 or amd64 on new corei5 machine.
corei5 is a 64bit processor but i have read alot that i386 version should be used on intel machines.
Any specific reason why to choose i386 even when processor is 64 bit?
Both versions will work on your machine perfectly well.
The naming convention is a historical thing, amd64 version is suitable for both intel and amd machines.
Last edited by howefield; January 29th, 2013 at 01:43 PM.
Think you made a typo.amd64 version is suitable for both 32 and 64 bit machines.
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Indeed, thanks for the correction