Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 (Oneiric Ocelot) Released

Basil Chupin blchupin at iinet.net.au
Sat Sep 24 05:29:15 UTC 2011

On 24/09/11 15:13, Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 24/09/11 03:43, Avi Greenbury wrote:
>> Basil Chupin wrote:
>>> (BTW, was that the 32- or the 64-bit version you were trialling?)
>> I'm intrigued - is there really that much difference generally between
>> the two?
> I believe so but as I have never used the 64-bit I really do not know. 
> From what I have been reading, the 64-bit sometimes has bigger hassles 
> than the 32-bit - eg, flash was/(?)still is unavailable in the 64-bit 
> version.
> However, I am not an authority on this so someone else would be able 
> to answer your question. Alternatively, as a starter, have a look at 
> the wikipedia entry.
> BC

Oh! I just realised that I should have qualified what I wrote by stating 
that the differences I was referring to were aimed at performance and 
not at the actual features of the 32-/64-bit versions. What you get is 
the same in both versions, but how they perform may be different (eg the 
32-bit version can only operate with a max of 4GB of RAM while the 
64-bit version can handle quite a bit more). Hasve a look here:  


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