[ubuntu-uk] 64-bit or 32-bit, Was BBC Iplayer download on Linux

Philip Stubbs philip at stuphi.co.uk
Sun Dec 21 17:14:02 GMT 2008


2008/12/21 Tim Powys-Lybbe <tim at southfarm.plus.com>:
> In message of 21 Dec, "Alan Pope" <alan at popey.com> wrote:
>
>> 2008/12/21 David King <linuxman at avoura.com>:
>> > I do not see why more people do not use 64-bit operating systems. The
>> > CPUs on all new PCs are now 64-bit, so why not have 64-bit OS?
>>
>> Because (on my laptop) there's zero benefit to running 64-bit version
>> of the OS and there are some gotchas with a few things either not
>> working or requiring enough faff to get working that it's
>> annoying/frustrating/timeconsuming to do it.
>
> Without measuring anything, 64-bit Ubuntu definitely feels a little
> faster than 32-bit.  But I agree with the other criticisms of the
> present state of some of the offered applications.

You need to measure. I once owned a nice VW Scirocco, that I loved. I
was sure it 'felt' faster after I washed it.


-- 
Philip Stubbs



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