Introduction & Question: 32 vs. 64 Bit - what to use ?

Phillip Susi psusi at
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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