32-bit or 64-bit

Jensen Somers jensen.somers at gmail.com
Fri Jun 5 13:49:12 UTC 2009


On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 12:18, pkaplan1<pkaplan1 at comcast.net> wrote:
> I just got a new Thinkpad T400/4Gb w/ Intel video at work and am trying to
> decide which version of kubuntu to install, 32-bit or 64-bit.
> What are people's experiences with Flash and VirtualBox on 64-bit?  Are they
> reliable?  (Does flash install in 64-bit with the restricted extras package?)

I started out with the default 32bit flash player and NDIS wrapper but
a few weeks ago I installed the 64bit flash player provided by Adobe
and it works like a charm.
As I am using VMWare without a problem (running a 32-bit Windows OS
inside) I don't have any experience with VirtualBox.

> Is there really a noticeable performance gain w/ 64-bit?

You will probably not notice much of it when doing average day work.
The benefit is that you are able to install/use more than 3GB of RAM
which will give you a significant performance boost.

> Wireless?
> Power management?
> X, especially w/ multiple monitors?

Those 3 items are not really affected by a 32-bit or 64-bit OS, but I
can tell you that my dual screen setup on my desktop is working

> Any gotchas to look out for on 64-bit?
> Paul

- Jensen

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