[DC LoCo] 64 bit not recommended for daily deskttop usage -- why?
kstailey at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 27 19:23:51 BST 2010
--- On Mon, 9/27/10, Mackenzie Morgan <macoafi at gmail.com> wrote:
> Most users don't know what 32 and 64 mean but will go "oh
> look 64 is bigger so
> must be better *download*" and try to put it on their
> Pentium 3 then get upset
> it didn't work and not know why.
True, your processor must support "long mode".
grep " lm " /proc/cpuinfo
will find the cpuflag "lm" which is only present on 64-bit-ready hardware.
> Also, Adobe's
> support of 64bit Flash has
> been very off-and-on-again. That's all I got.
Flash isn't the only 32-bit-only closed-source codec out there either, but you can run 32-bit flash on a 64-bit system.
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