[DC LoCo] 64 bit not recommended for daily deskttop usage -- why?

Kenneth Stailey 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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