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    how to know if I have 64 or 32 bit?

    hello
    To install a program, it asks me to choose between Ubuntu x64 (64 bit) and Ubuntu x86. I think I've figured out that 64 bit is the more advanced kind, and 86 would be another name for 32 bit, the simpler kind? Is that right? So I assumed that I had 86. But when I try to install, it only lets me install the 64 kind. How do I find out for sure which one I have? The person who installed it isn't around anymore to ask, unfortunately.
    thanks

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    Re: how to know if I have 64 or 32 bit?

    That depends on what type of OS you have installed.Is it 64bit or 32bit?
    What is the output of
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    uname -m
    Last edited by ~sHyLoCk~; June 30th, 2009 at 01:19 AM.

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    Re: how to know if I have 64 or 32 bit?

    Run uname -m in Terminal. If the output is amd64 or x86_64 then you have a 64 bit OS.

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    Re: how to know if I have 64 or 32 bit?

    thanks so much that was it!

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