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MontelEdwards
May 1st, 2009, 12:50 PM
Hello, I recently got the Sun Ultra 24, and Solaris annoys the crap out of me so i'm installing Ubuntu. It is a Core 2 Quad, which is 64 bit, and has 2gigs of ram i believe.
If i install i386 then willl i get better performance?:confused:

3rdalbum
May 1st, 2009, 12:51 PM
Install the AMD64 version; you'll get better performance and you've got an upgrade path for that RAM.

MontelEdwards
May 1st, 2009, 12:55 PM
Install the AMD64 version; you'll get better performance and you've got an upgrade path for that RAM.
Thanks. Now when I install codecs, I should use the
w64codecs or the 32?

I have never had a 64 bit computer so excuse my "retardedness"

supersonicdarky
May 1st, 2009, 01:15 PM
w64codecs.

philinux
May 1st, 2009, 01:20 PM
Once you've installed the 64 bit version just install ubuntu-restricted-extras.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats

Eisenwinter
May 1st, 2009, 01:55 PM
By all means, install the 64 bit version.

You will have great performance with it.

Though some of the more "rare" software is not supported yet, the majority of software is.

jespdj
May 1st, 2009, 02:19 PM
Ubuntu 9.04: 32-bit vs 64-bit benchmarks (http://www.tuxradar.com/content/ubuntu-904-32-bit-vs-64-bit-benchmarks)

Dougie187
May 1st, 2009, 02:28 PM
Ubuntu 9.04: 32-bit vs 64-bit benchmarks (http://www.tuxradar.com/content/ubuntu-904-32-bit-vs-64-bit-benchmarks)

Thanks for these benchmarks. That was a very interesting read.