32-bit vs 64-bit

Vinny Ray Vinny at Fusiontunes.net
Fri Jun 6 18:28:56 UTC 2014

Thank you for your help.

This is just a cheap laptop I bought on sale at "Aldi's"

Windows was already installed and everything is still stock.
I have never even been able to register windows on it because the number on the back of the machine is for a different version of windows than what is installed on it.

The pop ups and the constant (registration) nagging will not  be missed after I finish installing Ubuntu.

I am downloading the latest 64-bit version of Ubuntu now and hope I know enough about what I am doing to make everything install/work properly.
I was hoping to learn more first but the people here are telling me that I need a full install of Ubuntu or I am wasting my time tweaking on it.
So I guess I will dive in first and then learn to swim.

On Thu, 5 Jun 2014 13:11:01 -0500
Boudi Luna <charlieluna1974 at gmail.com> wrote:

> the 32 bit and 64 bit are just the bit width that the processors use. from
> running a search on your processor, it's a 64 bit processor and you would
> be better off getting the 64 bit version of ubuntu to take advantage of the
> processor. the 32 bit version may not work well. but, just because you have
> 2 GB of RAM doesn't mean you're stuck with that. Usually a 64 bit processor
> can address up to 8 GB. go with the 64 bit so it'll run like it should. why
> your specs say 32 bit operating system is weird. you really should have the
> 64 bit OS.
> On Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 12:57 PM, Vinny Ray <Vinny at fusiontunes.net> wrote:
> > I am choosing a version of Ubuntu to install on my laptop.
> >
> > The website says the 32-bit version is for machines with less than 2.00 GB
> > of RAM.
> >
> > Apparently my machine has exactly 2.00 GB of RAM.
> >
> > Does this mean that the 64-bit version is going to be barely adequate?
> > Would I get better results from the 32-bit?
> >
> > The specs on my computer are;
> >
> > AMD Turion 64x2 mobile Technology TL-58 1.90GHz
> > 2.00 GB RAM
> > 32-bit Operating System
> >
> > Sorry, I am new to all of this.
> >
> > Vinny
> >
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Vinny Ray <Vinny at Fusiontunes.net>

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