Re: 32 Or 64 Bit?
Originally Posted by sxmaxchine
I've just recently switched to 64bit karmic from 32bit (after trying kubuntu which didn't work completely as I'd have liked) and I'm enjoying 64bit ubuntu. I switched to 64bit as I have 4gb of RAM and am thinking of going to 8gb of ram as I do quite a lot of memory intensive work. I'd recommend the switch over to 64bit for you too as 32bit supports up to and including 3gb of RAM so at the moment you presently have 1gb sitting there doing absolutely nothing. 64bit supports much higher RAM - I think up to 32gb if memory serves. Maybe even higher...anyway I digress...
From my experience with 32 vs 64 bit karmic I'd say they're very similar in booting/shut down time - still very quick. You won't notice any difference in normal operation except for when installing some apps where only 32bit apps are available, e.g amazon mp3 downloader will only work on 32bit installs and you'll get an error message about the wrong architecture. A bit annoying but not too bad. Apart from that go for it - but be sure to back up all your docs/music/vids as you'll need to do a clean install as I'm sure you're aware. Might also be worth saving your markings in synaptic just in case....
All the best,
Last edited by sau99ms; April 10th, 2010 at 08:41 AM.
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