On Monday 27 September 2010 22:26:17 Josh Lawrence wrote:
You really are late for the fight. 64bit has won by the mile. (Which doesn'=
surprise anyone since this fight has been finished several years ago.)
There are no practical advantages of 32bit over 64bit on 64bit hardware. On=
Note that 32bit can not address 4GB of memory, only 3.something. More is on=
supported with the PAE extension of the kernel. Which still leaves userspac=
processes with 3.something GB addressable space. Unless you want to recompi=
all your apps with 64bit pointers which reduces performance on 32bit kernel=
And there are some (proprietary) kernel modules that don't understand PAE...
Just install your machine with a 64bit linux. If there really are apps that=
aren't available for 64bit, bug your distribution.
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