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    What's the difference between the 64 & 32 versions of hardy?

    If I have the 64 bit of Gutsy installed and do the update will it download the 64 bit version?
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    Re: What's the difference between the 64 & 32 versions of hardy?

    Quote Originally Posted by captgadget View Post
    If I have the 64 bit of Gutsy installed and do the update will it download the 64 bit version?
    I'd be very surprised if it didn't.
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    Re: What's the difference between the 64 & 32 versions of hardy?

    yes, it does...

    btw, you still wanna know the differences between 32/64 bit?

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    Re: What's the difference between the 64 & 32 versions of hardy?

    Yes, I'd still like to know, but all I find on the website is AMD64 & my motherboard and Intel processor will handle 64.

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    Re: What's the difference between the 64 & 32 versions of hardy?

    Pretty much any new processor will run 32bit or 64bit. The reason 64bit is better is that you can use more then 4 gigs of ram if you'd like. The drawback is that sometimes things aren't compiled for 64bit. This problem is really not that bad in ubuntu because everything in the repos is good to go, but if you're using a lot of stuff from outside the repos you may need to compile it yourself (which you often have to do anyway outside the repos.)

    Incidentally, this is a way bigger problem in windows where there is no such thing as a repo, and almost all 3rd party software can't be compiled by nature of it's being closed-source.

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    Re: What's the difference between the 64 & 32 versions of hardy?

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    Re: What's the difference between the 64 & 32 versions of hardy?

    amd64 is general term for 64bit... doesn't matter that you have intel

    one of the most important changes between 32 and 64 bit is the addressing capabilities... 32 bit can only address 2^32 bits (4gb) and 64 bit can address 2^64(many, many gb).

    also the bus is not 32 but 64 bits wide. Hence a 64bit system can move double amount of data around. You notice a considerable speed gain when doing video editing and stuff...

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    Re: What's the difference between the 64 & 32 versions of hardy?

    Quote Originally Posted by hyper_ch View Post
    amd64 is general term for 64bit... doesn't matter that you have intel

    one of the most important changes between 32 and 64 bit is the addressing capabilities... 32 bit can only address 2^32 bits (4gb) and 64 bit can address 2^64(many, many gb).

    also the bus is not 32 but 64 bits wide. Hence a 64bit system can move double amount of data around. You notice a considerable speed gain when doing video editing and stuff...
    Does this not depend on the program having 64bit capabilities? Or have I got the wrong end of the stick here?
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    Re: What's the difference between the 64 & 32 versions of hardy?

    well, if you have a 64bit capable system but only use a 32bit OS and 32bit software it won't make advantage of the 64bit capabilities

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    Re: What's the difference between the 64 & 32 versions of hardy?

    Quote Originally Posted by hyper_ch View Post
    well, if you have a 64bit capable system but only use a 32bit OS and 32bit software it won't make advantage of the 64bit capabilities
    This means that 64 bit system, with 64 bit OS, but with software that is written for 32bit, will also not avail of the advantages.

    Correct?
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