[ubuntu-uk] 64-bit or 32-bit, Was BBC Iplayer download on Linux
tim at southfarm.plus.com
Sun Dec 21 18:05:12 GMT 2008
In message of 21 Dec, "Philip Stubbs" <philip at stuphi.co.uk> wrote:
> 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.
Can you recommend a speedometer?
Tim Powys-Lybbe tim at powys.org
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