View Full Version : 64 Bit Disc?

December 21st, 2011, 09:40 PM
My brother wants to buy Ubuntu 64 bit disc, could you guys make him one? Would be very happy. Thanks.

December 22nd, 2011, 01:19 AM
You have to burn your own sadly. The store even says you have to download 64-Bit instead: http://shop.canonical.com/product_info.php?products_id=915

The only reason you'd use 64-Bit is to have 64-bit functions, most of which are hacked into 32-Bit via PAE (This includes more than two-core capabilities.) However, I mentioned "hacked into," because that's basically what PAE is, a hack to allow 32-bit to be extended. (Not all motherboards/CPUs support PAE either.)

December 22nd, 2011, 02:04 AM
ebay is full of people selling the disks


December 22nd, 2011, 02:09 AM
I don't know where you are but my local bookstore has several magazines in its newstand that have Ubuntu discs in them (both 32 bit & 64 bit).

December 22nd, 2011, 02:16 AM
It would cost more to mail the disk to you than what it would cost you to download the .iso and burn it yourself.

As for 64-bit, if you have a 64-bit capable machine and at least 3GB pf RAM and you don't run into weird issues with proprietary drivers (like some printers), then go for 64-bit. I have been using 64-bit since 8.10.