32bit/64bit ?

Lee Braiden lee_b at digitalunleashed.com
Fri Jul 15 08:46:04 UTC 2005

On Friday 15 July 2005 04:48, James Gray wrote:
> If you want a multimedia workstation, stick with 32bit binaries for
> everything for the time being.  You may miss some of the performance
> benefits in *some* applications (see below) but AMD64[1] machines are so
> darn fast to begin with, you may not notice much of difference at all.
> Depends very much on what you do with your machine and how you use it.

Well, you'll just be on the same footing as PPC and Alpha owners, who also 
cannot use 32-bit x86 binaries.  It's really no big deal; most of the media 
files will play with open source codecs, there is a free flash player that'll 
do basic stuff, and living without non-free junk is good for you :)

Lee Braiden
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