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Re: Promoting i386 version over x86_64?



Hi.

On Thu, 19 Nov 2009 16:13:39 -0500, Casey Dahlin wrote

> The 4GB limit is only on processes. Most recent 32-bit Intels can
> address 32GB of system memory.

PAE is no fun at all.

> Not necessarily relevant, but a win
> for Linux (Microsoft never figured out how to make this work :).

Rather MS did no longer want to take the blame for driver authors
who did not anticipate that more than 4GB RAM in a 32 bit system
and decided to cut rather than fight. The 32 bit server versions
(which need approved drivers) have no trouble with more RAM.


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