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Re: Fedora 9 32 or 64 Bit - Which One?

On Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 7:51 PM, Agile Aspect <agile aspect gmail com> wrote:
Matthew Flaschen wrote:

Kevin Kofler wrote:

For the average desktop user, 64-bit has little or no benefit and is not
worth the hassles of dealing with incompatible proprietary code (and
yes, there is a hassle).  
I concur.

Not only is it an unnecessary hassle, 1 GB of memory
on 32 machine ends up requiring at least 3 GB of memory
on a 64 bit machine.

Ok, maybe I slept through a few math classes in high school, but how does 1GB on a 32bit system go to 3 on a 64bit system? I have run 64bit since FC6 on my old(ish) Athlon 3000+ and 1GB of memory. I don't use it has a major server but I use it as a home file/print server and with Gnome and Firefox running I'm idling at 27% memory usage. I even occasionally boot an XP virtual machine with virtualbox (although I've used vmware as well) with adequate performance for my needs.

In fact, I have a total of 4 Fedora installations (two F8, two F9) all 64bit ranging from 1 to 2GB memory and other than having to install nspluginwrapper.i386 for flash, I've had very few issues.


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