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    Re: 32 bit... still recommended?

    Quote Originally Posted by quentinl View Post
    64 is doggy
    my brother installed it in virtual box as 64 bit and it didn't work
    also it took 6 hours to download
    32 is fine
    In order to be able to run a 64-bit system in VirtualBox, your CPU needs to support virtualization and it needs to be enabled in the BIOS. That it did not work in your brother's VM says absolutely nothing about the quality of 64bit Ubuntu, just like the download time is completely irrelevant.

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    Re: 32 bit... still recommended?

    Biggest reason I'm using 32 bit is my Brother printing drivers. They work out of the box on my 32 bit installs. There are directions to get them to work on a 64 bit install, but I've never had any luck. Until Brother make 64 bit drivers for my printer (or I get another, newer printer) it's32 bit for me.
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    Re: 32 bit... still recommended?

    Quote Originally Posted by quentinl View Post
    64 is doggy
    my brother installed it in virtual box as 64 bit and it didn't work
    also it took 6 hours to download
    32 is fine
    I think that this post is a prime example of why 32bit is still recommended - as unfounded as it may be.

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    Re: 32 bit... still recommended?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grenage View Post
    I think that this post is a prime example of why 32bit is still recommended - as unfounded as it may be.
    Because 32-bit protects against ID10t errors

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    Re: 32 bit... still recommended?

    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Spellbinder View Post
    Biggest reason I'm using 32 bit is my Brother printing drivers. They work out of the box on my 32 bit installs. There are directions to get them to work on a 64 bit install, but I've never had any luck. Until Brother make 64 bit drivers for my printer (or I get another, newer printer) it's32 bit for me.
    That's one of the advantages of using Brother's installer script - it takes care of the 32/64 foolishness. Brother is kind of 'interesting' in that they offer a 64 bit scanner driver but not a 64 bit printer driver. I"m not sure why.

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    Re: 32 bit... still recommended?

    I ran 64 bit for the past year or so, and I dont think I ever really ran into issues. Currently on 32, since I wasn't sure if this machine supports 64 bit or not, and I used a USB stick I had prepared for a different machine previously.

    Even in events where there are no specific 64 bit option, Ubuntu seems to handle it fine. I can't remember any piece of software I couldn't get to work.

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    Re: 32 bit... still recommended?

    But if you have a new computer using UEFI you have to download the 64 bit version or you install Ubuntu in BIOS mode and it just does not work.

    There is no UEFI option in the 32 bit version.

    I think we now are seeing more issues with UEFI than those that have systems than can only run 32 bit versions.
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    Re: 32 bit... still recommended?

    If anyone wants to voice their opinion regarding this bug, please do so here
    I have no idea why the web team won't fix this.

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    Re: 32 bit... still recommended?

    Quote Originally Posted by oldos2er View Post
    If anyone wants to voice their opinion regarding this bug, please do so here
    I have no idea why the web team won't fix this.
    I think the design should be more like kubuntu's download page.
    Still recommending 32-bit, but with the 64-bit fully visible.
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    Re: 32 bit... still recommended?

    Quote Originally Posted by quentinl View Post
    64 is doggy
    my brother installed it in virtual box as 64 bit and it didn't work
    also it took 6 hours to download
    32 is fine
    I've never been able to get a 64 bit distro running properly in VB. As far as a 64 bit distro goes. If I had a 64 bit system, which I do, then I would use a 64 bit distro. 64 bit is not doggy.
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