[nSLUG] Software Freedom Day

Ian Campbell ian at slu.ms
Sat Sep 12 17:02:19 ADT 2009


On Sat, Sep 12, 2009 at 10:17:35AM -0300, Michael Gillie wrote:
> Might I ask what version you plan to use??
> 
> A slightly OT question... I'm running an Intel Core2Quad Q8600 on an Asus
> P5QLPro. I've been using the latest x86 32bit version of Ubuntu. I know this
> may seem slightly retarded coming from an IT guy, but I want to harness the
> 64bit power. Is it safe to assume that the AMD64 version will work safely?

Yes, but unless you need the extra address space (ie have >4GB ram or
processes that need >2GB each) or have one of the few workloads that
benefits from 64bit, there's likely no real point.

It may even make things worse.



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