is 64 bit ready for primetime yet?

Doug dmcgarrett at
Sun Apr 3 02:30:28 UTC 2011

On 04/02/2011 10:14 PM, Clay Weber wrote:

> You won't see a difference. There really hasn't been a difference in years,
> really. Everything you list works the same, tho I have not used Vmware -
> Virtualbox works just dandy here. Run a livecd and see, is what i would do, or
> even dual-boot for a spell if you have a spare partition. That's what I did in
> deciding on 32 vs 64 bit on my desktop, primarily a Boxee/xbmc machine.
> Running that on 64 bit involved a lot of extra work a few years back, but when
> they started making 64bit versions, I dual-booted and saw no differences
> performance-wise, driver-wise, or flash-wise and what was broken in one was
> broken in th other :/
> -- .
> Clay Weber
I would think that 64-bit would have a really noticeable effect when you 
get a bunch of
windows open, assuming you have some of the extra ram that 64-bit 
supports.  I don't
have the option of 64-bit with this machine, and I can see it really bog 
down when I
do that..  (AAMOF, it will only allow me 2GB or ram.)  Am I wrong?


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