Introduction & Question: 32 vs. 64 Bit - what to use ?
psusi at cfl.rr.com
Wed Mar 22 21:50:30 UTC 2006
Bernard Peek wrote:
> I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I would install the
> 32-bit version. Like Windows there are still some problems with 64-bit
> drivers for some hardware. It's unlikely that you will need the last
> drop of performance out of your machine so 64-bit gets you potential
> problems without any major benefits.
In the case of ubuntu/linux, the problems aren't with drivers but with
closed source software. Generally speaking everything works great
except for proprietary junk like flash. I refuse to run proprietary
software in the first place, so I don't miss much going 64 bit.
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