How long will 64bit Ubuntu users have to wait?
nigde at mitechki.net
Mon Oct 2 16:44:07 BST 2006
Mark Reitblatt wrote:
> I think this is the problem. You seem to think that "downgrading" from
> x86_64 to x86 is somehow "bad". The reality is most people get no real
> benefit either way. Instead of crying about having to "downgrade", why
> don't you see if you can even justify working on a 64 bit desktop in
> the first place. Just because "the hardware is 64 bit" is a horrible
> reason. If you can't justify it, how in the world can you possibly
> justify demanding that other people divert resources to support your
> arbitrary decision?
> * I mean desktop as in "not workstation or server".
Thank you Mark. This was more or less the main point of my argument (even if I rumbled and digressed from it on the way).
I see only a few use cases where switching to full 64-bit will be advantageous on a desktop system. Matt have written that
he knows of benchmarks which prove there is a slight edge for using native 64-bit even on a desktop system. I am not going
to question his expertise, albeit I will try to find some evidence this way or other. And as far as "downgrading" I think Kilz_
is just trying to use marketing tricks :)
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