Re: Preparing to give 64 bit a shot again on Gateway laptop
On Wed, Feb 01, 2006 at 07:59:01PM -0700, Tannon Weber wrote:
> I've acqurired a Gateway MX7525 equipped with an Mobile Athlon 64, and
> I was wondering if there are any known pitfalls for either this
> platform or for the 64 bit platform in general that I should keep in
> mind. I've already read about problems with 32 bit programs and the
> need to chroot them away (specifically browser plugins). I'd like to
> run 64 bit native if possible, but I'm willing to go 32 bit if it's
> just not worth it at the moment.
There isn't much difference between running 32 or 64 bit. Hardware
support is pretty much identical. If your hardware works with one it
usually works with the other. Some programs are not yet available in
64bit, but most are.
The main question is, what chipset does the machine use, and is that