[ubuntu-us-ut] 64-bit vs 32-bit (Was: Re: 10.04 CD shipment ordered)

Benjamin Cardon bj.cardon at gmail.com
Thu Apr 8 04:29:48 BST 2010

I use 64 bit on my laptop, in part because I notice a difference in
performance on my 8gb of ram between 64 bit and 32 bit with pae.


On Apr 7, 2010, at 7:31 PM, Aaron Toponce <aaron.toponce at gmail.com>

> On 4/7/2010 6:24 PM, Christian Horne wrote:
>> as for whether 64 or 32 is faster on a 64 proc, i'd say that yes, 64
>> is faster, but not quite enough to warrant picking up and moving to
>> 64
>> if you've already set up with 32; and i know a lot of people who are
>> pretty ... "encamped" in 32, who will be using dist-upgrade to get to
>> 10.04, and who don't give a crap about the last little bit of speed
>> (i'm talking about techies here).
> Sure. If you're happy in 32-bit land on 64-bit hardware, then all the
> more power to you.
> The whole point of my forking this thread, was arguing the case that
> Canonical should be producing 64-bit pressed CDs, and why 64-bit is
> superior to 32-bit on 64-bit hardware.
> The LoCo team lead should be able to order what they think would be
> appropriate for their team, 32-bit, 64-bit, KDE, server, etc. This WAS
> the case in the past. However, because Canonical is no longer
> interested
> in producing 64-bit pressed CDs, it will get less exposure, and 32-bit
> will carry on, like it has the past two decades, and general computing
> will be the worse, because of it.
> Sure, I can go to my local Ubuntu mirror, and download the 64-bit ISO,
> and install from there. I'm arguing that the general public could be
> running 64-bit, likely without knowing it, and we could push computer
> science to new heights due to its exposure.
> But, then again, the Linux desktop has less than 2% market share, so
> the
> point is probably mute anyway.
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