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Re: any drawbacks to 64-bit versus 32-bit install?



On Mon, 17 Nov 2008, Michael Cronenworth wrote:

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: any drawbacks to 64-bit versus 32-bit install?
> From: Robert P. J. Day <rpjday crashcourse ca>
> To: Fedora List <fedora-list redhat com>
> Date: 11/17/2008 08:27 AM
>
> >   perhaps a dumb question but i have to toss together a temporary
> > linux box for someone to take to a trade show, so i'm going to install
> > f10 preview on one of my gateway mx7120s, which has a 64-bit AMD CPU.
> > obviously, either a 32-bit or 64-bit install will work fine, but are
> > there any compelling reasons why i might want to use the "safer"
> > 32-bit version?  i don't know of any, but i'm willing to be persuaded
> > one way or the other.  i have no strong opinions on the topic.
>
> Who told you 32-bit is "safer?"

  i was being slightly facetious.  :-)  after all, 64-bit is slightly
more cutting edge so i just wondered if there was a technology lag in
there somewhere.  if not, then i'll just go with 64-bit.

rday
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