32 or 64??

Robert Spanjaard spamtrap at arumes.com
Sun Jan 31 17:27:53 UTC 2010

On Sun, 31 Jan 2010 19:03:45 +0200, Dotan Cohen wrote:

>>> Have you tried using Wine on 64 bit? Some apps work, some don't.
>> How is that different from the 32 bit version?
> Not everything works.

Again: How is that different from the 32 bit version? Don't tell me 
everything works in 32 bit, because that's simply not true.

>> Personally, I want to use all the memory I have to avoid using /swap.
>> The difference in responsiveness is certainly worth the 'risk' of
>> having to switch to 32 bit later on.
>> And just to be clear: the 32 bit version certainly is _not_ bug free.
>> 32 bit advocators in this thread imply that it's a sure bet (like the
>> above "32 bit works fine"), but most of the bugs on launchpad count for
>> _both_ versions.
> To experienced users I advocate nothing. To unexperienced users I
> advocate simple.

You propagate unneccesary fear of 64 bit Ubuntu to unexperienced users.

>>> The final straw for me is that many tutorials and guides directed at
>>> *buntu users assume 32 bit. The user saves himself quite a headache by
>>> stickin with 32 bit, even with 4 GB RAM.
>> Haven't had any headaches yet.
> You have a bit more experience than Joe Random Websurfer, no?

How does that solve any bugs? I'm not using my experience to _avoid_ 
problems, so an unexperienced user would run into the same problems I do. 
Which are none (64 bit specific) so far.

>>> I have a feeling that this thread has turned into another Karl bashing
>>> thread, and that's it. Karl is the new Microsoft now that Windows 7 is
>>> out and *buntheads can no longer complain that W1nder$ suxXx. Grow up.
>>> Give advice that helps the user,
>> The advice to ignore Karl is a good advice 90% of the time.
> Whether or not that is true, in this case Karl is in his 10%. Discuss
> your different opinion with him,

If you'd actually take the trouble to read some of those discussions, 
you'd know that that's a waste of time.

> but give him the same respect that you would expect.

I don't expect anyone to give me unconditional respect.

Regards, Robert                                      http://www.arumes.com

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