Re: [LAU] 32 vs 64 bit distro?

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Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 7:32 pm

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On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 1:02 PM, david wrote:

> On 02/04/2013 11:29 PM, James Stone wrote:

It surprises me that none of you seem to remember ~2007. The question of
whether to use 32-bit linux on a 64-bit processor is just a bit of
superstition left over from the days when 64-bit linux had limited
compatibility.

The solution to most desktop users back then was: just run a 32-bit PAE
version of linux. Yeah, really that was just about 6 years ago :)

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On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 1:02 PM, david <gnome@hawaii.rr.com&g=
t; wrote:
On 0=
2/04/2013 11:29 PM, James Stone wrote:

Is there any advantage in using a 64 bit distro for audio? Do the
advantages outweigh the difficulties?

I'm expecting a new computer to be delivered today and am trying to
decide what to install...

What difficulties? I run both 32- and 64-bit Linuxes, and have no difficult=
ies with either one.

I can't imagine why anyone would run a 32-bit Linux on a modern process=
or. Virtually every processor made today is 64-bit. Even the little old dua=
l-core ARM processor in my wife's netbook is 64-bit!

64-bit gives programs access to more on-chip registers, and removes the nee=
d for the silly physical address extension (PAE) stuff.It surprises me that none of you=
seem to remember ~2007.=A0 The question of whether to use 32-bit linux on =
a 64-bit processor is just a bit of superstition left over from the days wh=
en 64-bit linux had limited compatibility.
The solution to most desktop users back then was: just run a=
32-bit PAE version of linux.=A0 Yeah, really that was just about 6 years a=
go :)

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[LAU] 32 vs 64 bit distro?, James Stone, (Tue Feb 5, 9:29 am)
Re: [LAU] 32 vs 64 bit distro?, david, (Tue Feb 5, 7:02 pm)
Re: [LAU] 32 vs 64 bit distro?, Rustom Mody, (Thu Feb 14, 7:37 am)
Re: [LAU] 32 vs 64 bit distro?, Jonathan E. Brickman, (Thu Feb 14, 9:50 pm)
Re: [LAU] 32 vs 64 bit distro?, Thomas Vecchione, (Thu Feb 14, 2:02 pm)
Re: [LAU] 32 vs 64 bit distro?, david, (Thu Feb 14, 9:15 am)
Re: [LAU] 32 vs 64 bit distro?, James Stone, (Thu Feb 14, 10:10 am)
Re: [LAU] 32 vs 64 bit distro?, Gene Heskett, (Thu Feb 14, 9:10 am)
Re: [LAU] 32 vs 64 bit distro?, Ralf Mardorf, (Thu Feb 14, 10:58 am)
Re: [LAU] 32 vs 64 bit distro?, Gene Heskett, (Thu Feb 14, 3:35 pm)
Re: [LAU] 32 vs 64 bit distro?, Rustom Mody, (Thu Feb 14, 9:38 am)
Re: [LAU] 32 vs 64 bit distro?, Luigino Bracci, (Tue Feb 5, 9:56 pm)
Re: [LAU] 32 vs 64 bit distro?, david, (Wed Feb 6, 9:39 am)
Re: [LAU] 32 vs 64 bit distro?, Charles Z Henry, (Tue Feb 5, 7:32 pm)
Re: [LAU] 32 vs 64 bit distro?, david, (Wed Feb 6, 9:45 am)
Re: [LAU] 32 vs 64 bit distro?, Dan MacDonald, (Tue Feb 5, 10:46 am)
Re: [LAU] 32 vs 64 bit distro?, Arve Barsnes, (Tue Feb 5, 9:45 am)
Re: [LAU] 32 vs 64 bit distro?, James Stone, (Tue Feb 5, 10:30 am)