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Re: comps discussion at fudcon and the future



Matthew Woehlke <mw_triad users sourceforge net> wrote:
> Florian Festi wrote:

[...]

> > Ok, I should probably a bit more precise: 32 bit being default on 64
> > bit capable computers is coming to an end as the default RAM size
> > for desktops goes beyond 4GB.
> 
> Yes, that's better :-). That said, why on earth would you want to run
> 32-bit processes on a 64-bit OS when 64-bit flavors are available?

Because in some cases (SPARC vs SPARC64 comes to mind) 32-bit executables
use _much_ less memory and run a _lot_ faster...
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