Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 (Oneiric Ocelot) Released

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Sat Sep 24 22:06:11 UTC 2011

On 09/24/2011 03:29 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 24/09/11 17:08, Alan Pope wrote:
>> On 24 Sep 2011, at 06:29, Basil Chupin<blchupin at iinet.net.au> wrote:
>>> (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).
>> That's not strictly true, and hasn't been for some time now. Ubuntu
>> 32bit on machines with more than 4GB RAM can address that memory just
>> fine, so long as the chipset supports it. Most do.
>> Al.
> Yep, but one doesn't go into minute details when giving a broad-based
> answer :-) .
> In another place a person asked a question which contained several
> questions. Each question required someone writing a short essay as an
> answer. My private response to that person was just this: search the
> internet for the information - eg, the information re each question is
> fully available on wikipedia - and then ask on the list for anything not
> fully understood.

When I jammed my new motherboard with 6 AMD cpu's and 16 gigs of ram, 
32bit Ubuntu ran just fine by merely plugging the harddrive back to the 
new motherboard,  with the correct kernel ...which I pre-loaded up in 
advance. But, as soon as I got my DVD, I loaded 64 bit and it really 
rolls better. So, as Basil noted, the "broad-based" answer is with a 
64bit CPU, less-than 4 gigs of ram, go 32bit. 4 Gigs or better, go 
64bit. Just as a rule-of-thumb mind you. YMMV, as always. Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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