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Re: intel i3 processor

On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 7:58 PM, Christopher Browne <cbbrowne@gmail.com> wrote:
>> i have not yet bought the processor , so I would like to know whether
>> 32-bit processor or 64-bit processor is recommended given the fact
>> that I use only GNU/Linux based operating system .
> There's somewhat more software that runs on IA-32 than on x86_64.  The
> sorts of things that people find missing on x86_64 are:
> - Adobe Flash
> - Possibly Skype
> - Third party things provided in binary form (e.g. - no sources)
> If you care about those sorts of applications a lot, then that should
> certainly influence your decision, probably towards 32 bit.
> If not, then there's still often not *strong* reason to prefer 64 bit
> - it's not vastly superior on all kinds of workloads, though there are
> considerable advantages for applications that can really use a lot of
> memory.
 I don't use Flash and Skpype. I need emacs and Java OpenJDK 6 , these
are the two most important things . If  they are already ported to
amd64 . Then its good news .

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