32 or 64??

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Sun Jan 31 18:45:37 UTC 2010

On 31 January 2010 19:27, Robert Spanjaard <spamtrap at arumes.com> wrote:
> 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.

I will rephrase that: in 64 bit, one has all the bugs of the 32 bit
versions, and the added bonus that the app may not even be available
in 64 bit or install properly.

>> To experienced users I advocate nothing. To unexperienced users I
>> advocate simple.
> You propagate unneccesary fear of 64 bit Ubuntu to unexperienced users.

Quit it with the word "fear" already. 64 bit is more problematic than
32 bit. Feel free to disagree.

>>>> 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.

That's great to know. My somewhat outdated 64 bit experience
contradicts yours, but I have already conceded to you the advantage. I
expect to see no more 64-bit related issues on this list.

>> 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.

So you have veiled an accusation at me, then made an assumption, then
reprimanded me for what you have assumed that I did not do. Nice.

>> but give him the same respect that you would expect.
> I don't expect anyone to give me unconditional respect.

And you will receive it in abundance.

Dotan Cohen


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