View Full Version : 64-bit - What's the point?

November 17th, 2005, 06:34 AM
I want to switch to Ubuntu, but before I do, I just want to clear something up. Is there any reason to be using the 64-bit version as opposed to the 32-bit version? After a whole lot of browsing, it seems like there are alot of problems that I'll run into if I use 64-bit, and there is no clear reason to use it. Is it faster? Is it just experimental? Anyone want to clue me in? :???:


Looks like this might not be the perfect forum section for my question. Sorry if I got it wrong.

November 17th, 2005, 06:38 AM
Do you have a 64-bit CPU? I would assume so before you ask, but if you are new to this scene, you may not know. No offense either way...

November 17th, 2005, 06:46 AM
Yes, I do. And, naturally no offense taken. :p

November 17th, 2005, 09:27 AM
I moved this thread to community chat.

I think 64 bit is primarily useful for servers and for some programmers at the moment. But 64 bit is the future for everyone.

November 17th, 2005, 09:53 AM
At the moment there's no point at all, but in the future it will be like the difference between 16 bit and 32 :)