64-bit - Not recommended for daily desktop usage

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Fri Jun 11 11:56:39 UTC 2010


On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 10:42 AM, ms <devicerandom at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am using 32bit now, but I'd like to use 64bit in the future. Just to
> know:
> - Is there a *standard* procedure to install 32 bit apps in a 64 bit system?

As far as I can tell, when no 32-bit binary's available, you just get
the 32-bit one automagically. I can't see a visible difference.

> - Does Wine works for 32bit .exe in a 64 bit environment?

Yes it does but results may not be perfect. E.g. on my 32-bit Ubuntu
10 machine, Spotify plays flawlessly under WINE; on my 64-bit one,
sound crackles, pops & then dies after 2min, never to return. But of
course this may be due to other hardware differences!

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