32-bit or 64-bit

Stephen stephen_o at rogers.com
Fri Jun 5 17:39:17 UTC 2009


pkaplan1 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?)
>
> Is there really a noticeable performance gain w/ 64-bit?
>
> Wireless?
>
> Power management?
>
> X, especially w/ multiple monitors?
>
> Any gotchas to look out for on 64-bit?
>
> TIA
> Paul
>
>   
The only way that you need 64bit is if you have more than 2 gigs of ram. 
Other wise it doesn't make any difference. Except I noticed that some 
closed source drivers for modems are not available for the 64bit versions.

Stephen.





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