Question from a 64-bit newbie (perhaps)
machese at gmail.com
Mon Dec 8 15:09:52 UTC 2008
On terminal, input:
may help you on understand your bit width.
On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 11:04 PM, Knapp <magick.crow at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 3:17 PM, Peter N Spotts <pspotts at comcast.net>
> > Folks,
> > I've just ordered a Dell laptop with 8.04 installed; my trusty
> > six-year-old Toshiba is headed for a leisurely retirement with
> > less rigorous demands from my ham radio gear.
> > The processor on the new machine is the Intel Core 2 Duo. Dumb question:
> > Am I heading into 64-bit land? I've plugged the chip name into Dr.
> > Google and have come up with conflicting answers (perhaps because some
> > sites were old and, at the time, uninformed).
> > I will be upgrading to 8.10 once the laptop arrives. I want to be sure
> > I download the correct ISO.
> > Thanks for any light you can shed...
> > With best regards,
> > Pete
> The intel pdf says it is.
> You can run 32 bit system on a 64 bit chip if you like but you can't
> run a 64 bit linux on a 32 bit chip.
> I have run 64 bit Kubuntu for 2 year and there are no problems. Don't
> let the nay sayers get to you!
> Sometimes if you want something like 64 bit OO you might need to
> download the source and compile but that is super easy and only needed
> if you want bleeding edge stuff and then only in some cases.
> 64 bit is great!
> Douglas E Knapp
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