is 64 bit ready for primetime yet?

Alan Dacey Sr. grokit at ajinfosearch.com
Mon Apr 4 13:18:18 UTC 2011


On Saturday, April 02, 2011 09:33:48 pm Paul Lemmons wrote:
> When Natty comes out I am planning on doing a clean install. My first on 
> this particular machine since Feisty. I am considering the 64 bit 
> version. The machine has more than 4GB of ram so I have been 
> successfully running the pae version without any real hiccups.  It has 
> been a long time since I considered "real" 64 bit and was wondering has 
> it matured to the point where it is as smooth, application and stability 
> wise, as the 32 bit version? In particular: Firefox? Flash? Java? VMWare 
> Workstation?
> 
> 

Here is a relevant article on Phoronix about 64 vs 32 bit performance:

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=ubuntu_natty_pae64&num=1

Alan





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