[nSLUG] Software Freedom Day

Michael Gillie mikegpc at gmail.com
Sat Sep 12 17:29:52 ADT 2009

Ok, thanks for the help... I'll stick with 32bit.

On Sat, Sep 12, 2009 at 5:02 PM, Ian Campbell <ian at slu.ms> wrote:

> 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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Have a great day,

Michael C. Gillie

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