[BALU] 64 bit systems

Jim Vines jgoodguy at charter.net
Thu Jun 7 10:10:49 CDT 2007


It's already hard to buy a new proc that is not 64 capable.    So all 
new development will be in that direction. 

Jim

Mark Dillavou wrote:
> On 6/7/07, Jason Sandlin <crane.aswp at gmail.com> wrote:
>>  How many are running a 64 bit system now. I did a while back but 
>> still had
>> issues. I was just thinking about trying ti again. Are ther still many
>> issues with running a 64bit system? Does if truly have a lot of 
>> benefits?
>
> I run 64-bit both at work and at home (ubuntu [dapper]/gentoo/redhat
> [4 and 5].  For the most part, I don't have any issues with it.  The
> two biggest are flash and java plugins.  But I have a 32-bit version
> of firefox that I run whenever I want to use those plugins.  There's
> probably not a huge advantage of using 64-bit unless you have over
> 4gig of RAM.
>
> Mark
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