Should I fall back to 32 bit?
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Mon Sep 4 11:08:33 UTC 2006
> Hi everyone!
> I have a Pentium D pc and a few weeks ago I finally made the transition
> to Ubuntu Linux AMD64 version from Windows.
> However, it also comes with a number of 64 bit incompatibility issues
> which to this date I am unable to solve. For example, the Intel
> driver does not do any hardware acceleration, SCIM does not work on
> OpenOffice, I can't play a number of media such as flash and wmv.
> I was forced to set up a vmware server on top of which runs a windows
> So I decided maybe I should give 32 bit Linux a try. Perhaps that'd
> solve some of the problems. But on the other hand I am concerned about
> the performance impact it would bring.
> So what would you guys say? Should I stay with AMD64 or switch to x86?
> To what scale would the performance impact be, and what things I shall
> be careful with?
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I thought you could run some stuff as 64 bit and some as 32.
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