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    32 vs 64 bit

    which is better? my pc can handle 64 bit, but i heard 32 bit is more compatible with softwares

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    Re: 32 vs 64 bit

    the "compatibility" point is moot when we talk about open-source software. Most programs will run perfectly fine. If your computer can handle 64bit, use it.
    The above post definitely does not contain any sarcasm at all.

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    Re: 32 vs 64 bit

    moot?

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    Re: 32 vs 64 bit

    It depends on what 32bit software you are talking about. 64bit flash is not very good. I have a few 32bit programs that will not install in 64bit ubuntu. Being the number of 32bit programs I need is so small I install them in a virtual machine to run when I need them.
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    Re: 32 vs 64 bit

    what are the advantages of using 64 bit?

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    Re: 32 vs 64 bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Proto_Blaze View Post
    moot?
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Moot
    The above post definitely does not contain any sarcasm at all.

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    Re: 32 vs 64 bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Proto_Blaze View Post
    which is better? my pc can handle 64 bit, but i heard 32 bit is more compatible with softwares


    64 bit is better. No doubt about it.

    As you can see here:
    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...u_32_pae&num=1

    From the article:

    " By far though exhibiting the best performance was the Ubuntu 64-bit kernel that often ended up being leaps and bounds better than the 32-bit kernel. Unless you have technical or business reasons for not migrating to 64-bit Linux with compatible hardware, there is no reason to stick around with a 32-bit kernel"



    64 bit is faster. Period.

    I have found no applications that I could not run on the 64 bit installation. At worst, I had to install the 32 bit compatibility libraries.
    Last edited by bowens44; July 25th, 2010 at 11:17 PM.

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    Re: 32 vs 64 bit

    Oh, so there is a 32 bit companion library that's downloadable for the 64 bit version?

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    Re: 32 vs 64 bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Proto_Blaze View Post
    what are the advantages of using 64 bit?
    I believe that when you run a program on 64 bit it runs faster and with fewer hiccups (even though ubuntu had virtually none compareed to what you'll find on Windows Os') in the end i believe using 64 bit breaks down to having more ram... from what ive heard 3+ gigs of ram is great to have if attempting to run on 64bit programming...

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    Re: 32 vs 64 bit

    it will be on a pc with 4gb of ddr3 ram

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