32-bit vs 64-bit

Vinny Ray Vinny at Fusiontunes.net
Fri Jun 6 18:56:46 UTC 2014


Thank you for your suggestions.
You all have been very helpful.

I would rather make this PC  a "pure Linux" PC. I have another computer 5 feet from this one with windows installed if I should ever need it for anything.
That's good news because when I blow this one up trying to install Ubuntu I can get with you all on the other PC to see where I went wrong.


On Thu, 05 Jun 2014 20:48:18 +0200
Christian Wolf <ChristianLupus at gmx.de> wrote:

> Hello,
> 
> I have a similar setup: Also a PC from with preinstalled windows 
> bought.
> I repartitioned such that win does no more use all the space on the 
> hd. On the now free space I installed linux (in my case a ubuntu 
> distro) and configured grub such that I can choose which operating 
> system shall be started on power up.
> 
> Sometimes it is "nice" to have a backup solution if you need to run 
> a pure win program that can be run neither under Wine nor using 
> virtualisation. In this case I just start up the win installation.
> 
> If the win version was sold together with the PC the numbers should 
> match. Otherwise you might get problems as your version seems to be 
> not corectly registered. You have the installation dvd/cd and the 
> nescessary codes for installation? Then I would consider 
> reinstalling win first (!) and then ubuntu. This has the benefit, 
> that you can easily keep some space free on the hd.
> 
> Hope this helps
> Christian Wolf
> 
> Am Freitag, 6. Juni 2014, 13:28:56 schrieb Vinny Ray:
> > 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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> Christian Wolf
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