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



--- On Mon, 11/17/08, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday crashcourse ca> wrote:

> From: Robert P. J. Day <rpjday crashcourse ca>
> Subject: Re: any drawbacks to 64-bit versus 32-bit install?
> To: "Community assistance, encouragement, and advice for using Fedora." <fedora-list redhat com>
> Date: Monday, November 17, 2008, 8:00 AM
> 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
> --
> 
> 
> ========================================================================
> Robert P. J. Day
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>     Have classroom, will lecture.
> 
> http://crashcourse.ca                          Waterloo,
> Ontario, CANADA
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> 
> -- 

Go with 64 bit.  I have gotten 3 machines with AMD64 processors and I have installed Fedora 10 Preview with 64 bit version and they are working nicely :)  It(64 bit) will make full use of the machines capabilities and if it were not for the flash player and other proprietary stuff, 64 is the way to go :)

Regards,

Antonio 


      


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