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    32-bit vs 64-bit Ubuntu for Intel processors

    Almost a year ago I purchased a generic PC with an Intel® Core™ i5-2320 CPU @ 3.00GHz × 4 processor on a GigaByte mother board with 8Gbytes of RAM and a 128 Gbyte solid state hard-drive. When I look at System Settings/Details I see that the operating system is listed as a 64 bit system.

    Today I was talking with the guy who built my PC and he told me he was told by Ubuntu that the 32-bit version of Ubuntu is some how better than the 64-bit version when hosted by an Intel processor. Better was said to refer to better software compatibility.

    Is there any truth in this claim? I must say I haven't noticed anything particularly adverse going on with my PC. What's up with all this?
    Last edited by lusbyclark; March 22nd, 2013 at 09:48 PM.


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