Installing a 64 bit OS or keeping a 32 bit OS?

Gerald Dachs ubuntu at
Fri Feb 1 11:17:45 UTC 2008

Quoting Chris Jones <jonesc at>:

> Hi,
> Jef Driesen wrote:
>> Currently, I have the 32bit version of Ubuntu installed on my laptop (an
>> Intel Core 2 Duo), but I'm considering reinstalling with the 64bit
>> version. Are there any disadvantages?
> The advantages outweigh a few minor annoyances (in my opinion)

But what are the advantages, beside the possibility to address more
than 4GB memory?


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