Re: [OT I think] Which Distro?
On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 1:46 PM, Johannes Wiedersich <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Jimmy Johnson wrote:
> Ron Johnson wrote:At least for a newbie it is simpler. All applications will be 32bit. On
>> On 02/25/2009 01:58 PM, Dean Chester wrote:
>>> OK will try with some live CDs. Next question 32-bit or 64-bit has a C2D
>> On a laptop, I see no advantage to running a 64-bit system.
> Ron on a 64bit computer do you think it's better to run a 32bit OS?
64bit, it might be necessary to have some (proprieatry?) 32bit
applications besides the 64bit system which adds complexity.
On the other hand, IMHO there is no or not a large performance benefit
of 64bit for normal desktop usage.
In the past I had better luck with java [script] ridden web pages and
video content on my 32bit system and there was the odd DRM-pdf that I
could not open on [true] 64bit, because the required plugin was not
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While I agree with the newbie part, I find that I want to get the most out of my hardware, so I use 64-bit.
One's mileage may vary, of course.